Announcement by HKSAR Government

Jan 19

TOPLINE
– 107 new cases (102 local + 5 imported)
– Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines considers benefits of authorising the use of the COVID-19 vaccine by Fosun Pharma/BioNTech outweigh risks
– List of second cycle designated quarantine hotels announced

CHP investigates 107 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800689.htm
– 107 new cases (102 local + 5 imported)
– Total now 9,665 (9,664 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 163 deaths
– 8,786 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 107 (102); 55 (51); 50 (49); 38 (35); 29 (26); 42 (42); 60 (60); 41 (38); 31 (28); 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53)

14-day rolling totals (Jan 4 – 17)
Total cases: 593; local cases: 549; unknown source: 168

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 18)
– 17.7

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9665 cases of COVID-19, including 9664 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8786 were discharged and 163 were fatal cases, and 685 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases and Queen Elizabeth Hospital deceased patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800495.htm
An 86-year-old female patient (case number: 9031) with chronic diseases was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on January 3 due to fever.

Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines convenes meeting on application for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine by Fosun Pharma
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800872.htm
The Advisory Panel considered that, under the current epidemic situation, the benefits of authorising the use of the COVID-19 vaccine by Fosun Pharma/BioNTech for protecting against COVID-19 outweigh the risks. To ensure that the relevant vaccine continues to fulfil the requirements of safety, efficacy and quality, the Advisory Panel suggested adding conditions to require the applicant to continue providing the latest clinical data, safety update reports, and quality certification documents by the drug manufacturer for each batch of vaccines, etc.

Government gazettes compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800842.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at seven specified premises in Yau Tsim Mong during the specified period

CHP follows up on COVID-19 confirmed cases of Hiu Fung House, Fung Wah Estate in Chai Wan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800779.htm
The CHP decided to carry out prudent measures on infection control before the relevant departments completed their inspection of the pipes of the building. The DH will issue quarantine orders to all asymptomatic residents of units 13 between 1st floor and 12th floor of Hiu Fung House and transfer them to quarantine centres; symptomatic residents will be sent to the hospital for treatment. Separately, all asymptomatic residents of units 13 between 13th floor and 34th floor have to undergo COVID-19 nucleic acid tests again on January 21 and 28.

DH’s Tsuen Wan Government Offices Dental Clinic staff member preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800459.htm
The staff member concerned is a clerical-grade staff. She last performed duties on January 14. Her body temperature was normal when undergoing temperature screening during work and she remained asymptomatic all along.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces an Operation Assistant tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800797.htm
An Operation Assistant of the Supporting Services Department had sore throat and cough on January 16. She consulted doctor at QEH Accident & Emergency Department on January 17 before reporting duty. A COVID-19 test was arranged and she was preliminarily tested positive on January 18. She is now in stable condition. She last performed her duty on January 15.

North District Hospital announces a doctor tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800753.htm
The doctor started experiencing mild malaise on January 15 and his last date of duty was January 17. His clinical duties include taking care of COVID-19 patients. The doctor intubated a confirmed patient in ICU on January 5 and he was wearing full personal protective equipment while performing the procedure.

Engineer employed by construction contractor of Integrated Waste Management Facilities Phase 1 tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800606.htm
The engineer concerned works at the reclamation site off Shek Kwu Chau and is responsible for handling the delivery and installation of pre-cast concrete seawall structures. He is required to measure his body temperature before working and wear a mask during work. He has not travelled outside Hong Kong recently.

Government announces list of second cycle designated quarantine hotels
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800517.htm
Upon assessment, 36 hotels were shortlisted as the designated quarantine hotels for the second cycle to provide about 10 000 rooms of various types and rates for selection by returnees to Hong Kong. Thirty-two hotels on the list are designated hotels in the first cycle while four are newly included.

SCS on Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800658.htm
Basically in this second round, we have increased the number of hotels that charge at the low-end price, meaning less than a thousand dollars, specifically less than five hundred dollars a night. As regards the four hotels that have decided to withdraw from the Scheme, it is because of their own considerations, commercial reasons and all that.

FEHD and Police conduct joint operation in Jordan and take stringent enforcement action relating to anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800234.htm
During the joint operation, the two departments inspected 13 catering premises on January 17. All of the catering premises (including six which were subjects of complaints) were not in operation.

UGC allocates another $100 million to support research related to COVID-19 and other novel infectious diseases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011500602.htm
The Chairman of the UGC, Mr Carlson Tong, said, ” Through the additional funding of $250 million last year and the further allocation of $100 million this year, the UGC would like to encourage the UGC-funded sector to conduct more research to address the implications of COVID-19 for Hong Kong society and also to better prepare us for any future epidemic.”

Speech by CE at 14th Asian Financial Forum
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800183.htm
Mask wearing, social distancing, COVID-19 testing have become our daily routine and as a result, most of the business sectors are hard hit. The global economy last year plunged roughly 4.4 per cent. And Hong Kong’s GDP in 2020 is expected to decline by 6.1 per cent. That said, vaccinations have begun in some nations and economies, and will soon spread across the world, Hong Kong included. They will offer hope for us all. Indeed, if the vaccines are as successful as we expect, there will be real momentum for recovery in the second half of this year.

Proposed way forward for Ocean Park announced
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18/P2021011800237.htm
The proposed way forward suggests the Park to transform into a resort and leisure destination and create a non-ticketed retail, dining and entertainment zone for friends and families to visit anytime they wish. The Park will focus on providing a leisure experience that highlights the natural beauty and local culture of Hong Kong to tie in with other attractions and developments in the vicinity of Southern District as well as the Invigorating Island South initiative. The Park will provide a new leisure destination to the public and visitors with a new look.

CHP Facebook page: 【Together we fight the virus】
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/4281323391883545
To cut the transmission chain in Yau Ma Tei and Jordan, the Government has been issuing compulsory testing notices. Residents in the district may undergo testing proactively, even if they are not subject to compulsory testing. Maintaining social distancing, personal and environmental hygiene are crucial to the prevention of COVID-19.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/18.htm

All press releases Jan 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 18

TOPLINE
– 55 new cases (51 local + 4 imported)

CHP investigates 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/17/P2021011700595.htm
– 55 new cases (51 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 9,558 (9,557 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 162 deaths
– 8,758 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 55 (51); 50 (49); 38 (35); 29 (26); 42 (42); 60 (60); 41 (38); 31 (28); 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78)

14-day rolling totals (Jan 3 – 16)
Total cases: 579; local cases: 538; unknown source: 169

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 17)
– 12.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9558 cases of COVID-19, including 9557 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8758 were discharged and 162 were fatal cases, and 607 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/17/P2021011700543.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notices
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/17/P2021011700797.htm
– Compulsory testing notices for persons present at ten specified premises in Tsuen Wan, Hung Hom and Yau Tsim Mong during the specified period

Government continues to implement compulsory testing notices for several buildings in Yau Ma Tei
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/17/P2021011700805.htm
According to preliminary records, over 660 residents underwent testing in compliance with the compulsory testing notices on January 17. Besides, over 3 180 residents voluntarily underwent testing. In these two days (January 16 and 17), over 7 100 residents in total underwent testing.

Caritas Medical Centre announces a nurse tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/17/P2021011700704.htm
A nurse working in the Palliative Care Ward underwent the COVID-19 test on January 16 due to mandatory testing order of her residential building. The nurse does not have contact with confirmed patient during her work and her last working date was January 15.

Couriers can make appointments for free COVID-19 testing service
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/17/P2021011700771.htm
The Government will provide a one-off free COVID-19 testing service to all couriers (including takeaway food couriers) in Hong Kong from January 19 to January 31 via online booking. Booking for the relevant service can be made starting from January 17.

CHP Facebook page:【For all vaccines, I can be immunised for life with just one injection?】
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/4272397072776177
FALSE. Different vaccines will have their own dosing schedule; it is important to complete the whole course of vaccination. If a dose is missed, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible for professional advice.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/17.htm

All press releases Jan 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 17

TOPLINE
– 50 new cases (49 local + 1 imported)

CHP investigates 50 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/16/P2021011600656.htm
– 50 new cases (49 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 9,503 (9,502 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 162 deaths
– 8,724 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 50 (49); 38 (35); 29 (26); 42 (42); 60 (60); 41 (38); 31 (28); 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70)

14-day rolling totals (Jan 2 – 15)
Total cases: 564; local cases: 523; unknown source: 164

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 16)
– 12.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9,503 cases of COVID-19, including 9,502 confirmed cases and 1 probable case. Among these cases, 8,724 were discharged and 162 were fatal cases, and 586 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases and Queen Mary Hospital deceased patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/16/P2021011600538.htm

Government gazettes compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/16/P2021011600738.htm
Compulsory testing notice for persons present on two premises in Yau Tsim Mong during the specified period

Government strives to implement the compulsory testing notices
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/16/P2021011600810.htm
The Government arranged compulsory testings for 20 buildings or constructions located at Yau Ma Tei with one or more confirmed cases. According to preliminary records, over 1,100 residents have undergone testing at the above venues in compliance with the compulsory testing notices on January 16. Besides, over 2,300 residents have voluntarily undergone testing at the above venues.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/16.htm

All press releases Jan 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 16

TOPLINE
– 38 new cases (35 local + 3 imported)
– Isolation order issued for Number 20, 22, 24 and 26 Reclamation Street, Yau Ma Tei

CHP investigates 38 confirmed cases of COVID-19

– 38 new cases (35 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 9,453 (9,452 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 161 deaths
– 8,684 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 38 (35); 29 (26); 42 (42); 60 (60); 41 (38); 31 (28); 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102)

14-day rolling totals (Jan 1 – 14)
Total cases: 607; local cases: 560; unknown source: 169

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 15)
– 13.0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/15/P2021011500511.htm

Director of Health issues isolation order for Number 20, 22, 24 and 26 Reclamation Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/15/P2021011500793.htm
The Director of Health issued an isolation order for Number 20, 22, 24 and 26 Reclamation Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon pursuant to the power under section 25 of the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A) in order to facilitate contact tracing work in the buildings. Under the order, no person, other than a health officer, shall enter or leave the buildings, or bring into or take out of the buildings any articles, except with the written permission given by a health officer under section 31 of the Regulation. The isolation order remains effective until 11.59pm on January 28.

Government gazettes compulsory testing notices
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/15/P2021011500856.htm
Compulsory testing notices for persons present on 22 premises in Yau Ma Tei and Chai Wan during the specified period

Part-time cleaning worker employed by Housing Department’s contractor at Shek Mun Estate tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/15/P2021011500617.htm
The cleaning worker resides at Hi Shek House of the Estate. He works part-time on the night shift at Sui Shek House. He last performed duties on January 11.

2021 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display and Lantern Carnivals cancelled
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/15/P2021011500280.htm

SHA’s Spring Reception 2021 cancelled
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/15/P2021011500282.htm

The HKTB Announced Total Visitor Arrivals in 2020
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2021/01-2020-full-year-arrivals-E.pdf
The provisional total number of visitor arrivals in 2020 was 3.57 million, a 93.6% drop from 2019.

HKIA 2020 Passenger Volume Drops under Pandemic, Cargo Operations Remain Resilient
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2021/pr_1510
In 2020 HKIA handled a total of 8.8 million passengers and 160 655 flights, which represent year-on-year decreases of 87.7% and 61.7%, respectively. Total cargo throughput at HKIA in 2020 remained relatively stable at 4.5 million tonnes, a year-on-year decline of 7.0%. The airport handled 68 660 cargo flights during the year, an 18.3% surge compared to 2019.

Financial Times – Staying Safe: Rising to the Challenge
https://www.ft.com/partnercontent/brand-hongkong/staying-safe-rising-to-the-challenge.html

Financial Times – The New Normal: Moving Forward
https://www.ft.com/partnercontent/brand-hongkong/the-new-normal-moving-forward.html

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/15.htm

All press releases Jan 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 15

TOPLINE
– 29 new cases (26 local + 3 imported)

CHP investigates 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14/P2021011400597.htm
– 29 new cases (26 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 9,415 (9,414 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 161 deaths
– 8,631 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 29 (26); 42 (42); 60 (60); 41 (38); 31 (28); 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 31 – Jan 13)
Total cases: 607; local cases: 560; unknown source: 169

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 14)
– 14.0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9415 cases of COVID-19, including 9414 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8631 were discharged and 161 were fatal cases, and 593 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14/P2021011400468.htm

Government responds to matters regarding effectiveness and administration of COVID-19 vaccines
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14/P2021011400779.htm
The Government will strive for the early supply of vaccines to Hong Kong. We will also ensure that the vaccines concerned satisfy the requirements of safety, efficacy and quality, and obtain emergency use approval in accordance with the relevant requirements and procedures of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap. 599K), before providing vaccination for members of the public. The Department of Health is actively following up with vaccine manufacturers which have reached procurement agreements with the Government, with a view to obtaining the relevant data for assessment and approval as soon as possible. To enhance the public’s confidence in vaccines, the Government’s work in vaccine administration will be based on scientific evidence and adhere to the principles of openness and transparency. We will provide members of the public with the latest information on relevant vaccines through different channels in a timely manner, and reveal experts’ views on the vaccines, so that the public can obtain correct and comprehensive information.

CHP follows up on COVID-19 confirmed cases at buildings on Reclamation Street in Jordan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14/P2021011400439.htm
Since 20, 22, 24 and 26 Reclamation Street are interconnected and the communal places are shared by some residents therein, subsequent to requesting the residents to undergo compulsory testing and arranging close contacts living on the same floor as confirmed cases to quarantine centres so as to cut the transmission chain in the buildings and the community as soon as possible, the DH has further issued quarantine orders to asymptomatic residents from remaining units on the first to the seventh floors of 20, 22, 24 and 26 Reclamation Street, and has transferred them to quarantine centres.

CHP follows up on COVID-19 confirmed cases and preliminary positive case of Yan Shek House, Shek Yam Estate in Kwai Chung
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14/P2021011400702.htm
The CHP took into account the opinions from experts and decided to carry out prudent measures on infection control before the relevant departments completed their inspection of the vent pipes of the building. The DH will issue quarantine orders to all asymptomatic residents of 09 units on all floors of Yan Shek House (1st Floor to 40th Floor) and transfer them to quarantine centres; symptomatic residents will be sent to the hospital for treatment.

Government gazettes compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14/P2021011400796.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at three specified premises in Jordan, Kwai Chung and Yuen Long during the specified period

FHB encourages foreign domestic helpers to make use of free COVID-19 testing service
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14/P2021011400688.htm
The Government has been providing one-off free COVID-19 testing service to all foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong since December 18, 2020. As at January 14, over 25 000 FDHs have made use of the free testing service at the community testing centres. The community testing centres will continue to offer free testing service to FDHs until January 31.

Fifth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14/P2021011300346.htm

CHP Facebook page:【COVID-19 Vaccines Basic Knowledge Series】
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/4269595406389677
Many of the ingredients used in vaccines are naturally present in the human body, the environment and our food. The vaccine itself (including all its components) has been fully inspected and monitored to ensure its safety.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14.htm

All press releases Jan 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 14

TOPLINE
– 42 new cases (all local cases)
– Enhancement of Return2hk Scheme online booking system

CHP investigates 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300669.htm
– 42 new cases (all are local cases)
– Total now 9,386 (9,385 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 161 deaths
– 8,584 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 42 (42); 60 (60); 41 (38); 31 (28); 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61); 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 30 – Jan 12)
Total cases: 619; local cases: 565; unknown source: 173

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 13)
– 12.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9386 cases of COVID-19, including 9385 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8584 were discharged and 161 were fatal cases, and 611 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300540.htm

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300593.htm
An 81-year-old male patient with chronic disease (case number: 6921) consulted a general practitioner for a cough, and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

Kwong Wah Hospital announces a patient confirmed positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300777.htm
A 23-year-old female patient attended the Accident and Emergency Department in the afternoon on January 11 due to gynecological problem. She did not present with fever and other respiratory symptoms. Admission screening of COVID-19 test had been arranged for the patient according to the established guidelines. The patient was then transferred to the Gynaecology Ward for treatment. The result of COVID-19 test was indeterminate in the same evening and was confirmed positive by the Department of Health on January 12.

Government gazettes compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300738.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at a building in Wong Tai Sin during the specified period

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres provide free testing for persons subject to compulsory testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300014.htm
A new mobile specimen collection station will be set up at Ping Shek Plaza, Ping Shek Estate.

Construction site workers can make appointments for free COVID-19 testing service
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/14/P2021011400134.htm
The Government will provide one-off free COVID-19 voluntary testing service to all construction site workers in Hong Kong from January 15 to January 31 via online booking. Booking for the relevant service can be made starting from January 13.

DH’s Yaumatei Maternal & Child Health Centre closed for disinfection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300907.htm
The Department of Health’s Yaumatei Maternal & Child Health Centre (MCHC) learnt that a COVID-19 patient had earlier visited the MCHC. The MCHC will be closed for thorough cleaning and disinfection on January 14.

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300690.htm

Enhancement of Return2hk Scheme online booking system
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300849.htm
The Government announced that, having regard to the booking and immigration clearance situation since the implementation of the Return2hk Scheme, it has been decided that starting from 0.00am of January 14, the online booking system will be open for booking 24/7 to facilitate members of the public to apply for available quotas through the system anytime. Once the new arrangement is in place, members of the public can immediately apply for quotas for the period between January 14 and January 24. Thereafter, the system will make available the quotas for the seven-day period of the following week for booking every Wednesday at 0.00am.

Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms to open for applications on January 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300544.htm

LegCo Q&A

LCQ2: Measures to cope with epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300566.htm

LCQ3: Community-wide efforts to fight the epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300561.htm

LCQ4: Targeted anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300575.htm

LCQ5: Anti-epidemic efforts targeted at foreign domestic helpers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300455.htm

LCQ10: The Government’s anti-epidemic efforts
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300321.htm

LCQ11: Impacts of Government’s special work arrangement on construction industry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300386.htm

LCQ19: Face masks produced with government subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13/P2021011300375.htm

CHP’s Facebook page:【COVID-19 vaccines can control the population through microchip tracking or implanting something in the human brain?】
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/4266976603318224
FALSE. Grasp of accurate information helps to judge actual risks and appropriate preventive measures. We should collect information on vaccines from reliable sources such as the Government thematic website or consult your family doctor, and do not believe online rumours easily.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/13.htm

All press releases Jan 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 13

TOPLINE
– 60 new cases (all local cases)
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at seven specified premises
in Jordan and Kwun Tong

CHP investigates 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12/P2021011200648.htm
– 60 new cases (all are local cases)
– Total now 9,344 (9,343 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 160 deaths
– 8,524 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 60 (60); 41 (38); 31 (28); 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 29 – Jan 11)
Total cases: 612; local cases: 555; unknown source: 173

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 12)
– 12.4

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9344 cases of COVID-19, including 9343 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8524 were discharged and 159 were fatal cases (note: the latest fatal case yet to be included), and 631 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12/P2021011200512.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notices
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12/P2021011200664.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at seven specified premises in Jordan and Kwun Tong

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres provide free testing for persons subject to compulsory testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12/P2021011200010.htm
Three new mobile specimen collection stations will be set up at Metro Harbour View in Tai Kok Tsui, Kit Yat House of Yat Tung (2) Estate in Tung Chung and King Tao House of King Lam Estate in Tseung Kwan O.

A male police constable posted to Railway District preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12/P2021011200731.htm
He has no travel history in the past 14 days. He wore face mask during his tour of duty. His last working day was January 7.

LCSD-outsourced cleaning worker tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12/P2021011200860.htm
The outsourced cleaning worker concerned worked at Lok Fu Recreation Ground in Wong Tai Sin District. She last performed duties on January 10.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces preliminary positive case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12/P2021011200834.htm
A 62-year-old male was admitted to a TMH Medicine and Geriatric (M&G) Ward on January 6. Admission screening of COVID-19 test was arranged for the patient and the result was negative. Since the patient was scheduled to undergo medical procedure in Queen Elizabeth Hospital soon after, he was arranged to take the viral test again on January 11 with one of the specimen tested weakly positive to COVID-19.

Princess Margaret Hospital staff member tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12/P2021011200810.htm
The hospital’s infection control team has been constantly monitoring the health of staff members in the out-patient clinic of the Occupational Therapy Department and arranged COVID-19 tests for them. The viral test on January 11 found that one more occupational therapist was tested preliminarily positive. She has onset of mild sore throat on the same day.

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12/P2021011200683.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/12.htm

All press releases Jan 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 12

TOPLINE
– 41 new cases (38 local + 3 imported)
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at three specified premises in Tung Chung, Tseung Kwan O and Tai Kok Tsui

CHP investigates 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/11/P2021011100539.htm
– 41 new cases (38 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 9,284 (9,283 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 158 deaths
– 8,468 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 41 (38); 31 (28); 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 28 – Jan 10)
Total cases: 632; local cases: 577; unknown source: 181

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 11)
– 12.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9284 cases of COVID-19, including 9283 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8468 were discharged and 158 were fatal cases, and 628 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/11/P2021011100473.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/11/P2021011100607.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at three specified premises in Tung Chung, Tseung Kwan O and Tai Kok Tsui

Princess Margaret Hospital two staff members test positive and preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/11/P2021011100642.htm

Woman sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/11/P2021011100613.htm

Sports Premises Subsidy Scheme to open for applications on January 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/11/P2021011100275.htm
The Scheme aims to provide a one-off subsidy of $100,000 to each sports premises with a view to easing their cash flow pressure and alleviating their financial burden arising from their closure starting from December 10, 2020, as directed under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F).

Centre for Health Protection’s Facebook page: 【Vaccines can weaken my immune system?】
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/photos/a.975137902502127/4261105563905328
Vaccines train your immune system to produce antibodies. The seasonal influenza vaccine, for example, contains only the inactivated or weakened form of the virus, so it will not cause disease or put you at risk of complications.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/11.htm

All press releases Jan 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 11

TOPLINE
– 31 new cases (28 local + 3 imported)

CHP investigates 31 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/10/P2021011000525.htm
– 31 new cases (28 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 9,243 (9,242 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 158 deaths
– 8,423 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 31 (28); 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 27 – Jan 9)
Total cases: 671; local cases: 618; unknown source: 196

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 10)
– 11.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9243 cases of COVID-19, including 9242 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8423 were discharged and 158 were fatal cases, and 632 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/10/P2021011000417.htm

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres provide free testing for persons subject to compulsory testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/10/P2021010900648.htm
– A new mobile specimen collection station will be set up at the football field in Shan King Estate, Tuen Mun

Sustained enhancement measures against pandemic at Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel works site
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/10/P2021011000673.htm
To further strengthen measures against the pandemic, the contractor will limit the number of people simultaneously using the changing facilities at any one time, similarly for the resting places. Moreover, each worker will be assigned a designated location for resting and changing, in order to reduce the risk of cross infection. The contractor will as far as possible set up more locations for meal breaks and resting, and arrange more staggered lunch hours, in order to further uphold social distancing. In addition, the project team will step up surveillance and patrol to ensure strict compliance with the measures.

Government appeals to foreign domestic helpers to comply with anti-epidemic regulations and measures on mask-wearing and prohibition of group gatherings of more than two persons in public places
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/10/P2021011000571.htm

Smart device curbs virus spread
https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2021/01/20210108/20210108_135939_525.html
A team of Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education engineering students and their tutors have developed a device to help citizens maintain drainage pipes and prevent viruses from entering homes during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/10.htm

All press releases Jan 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 10

TOPLINE
– 59 new cases (53 local + 6 imported)
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at three specified premises in Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Central Kowloon Route – Central Tunnel construction sites

CHP investigates 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09/P2021010900587.htm
– 59 new cases (53 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 9,212 (9,211 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 157 deaths
– 8,374 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 59 (53); 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 26 – Jan 8)
Total cases: 671; local cases: 618; unknown source: 202

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 9)
–  12.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9212 cases of COVID-19, including 9211 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8374 were discharged and 157 were fatal cases, and 651 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases and Caritas Medical Centre deceased patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09/P2021010900547.htm

Caritas Medical Centre announces COVID-19 patient passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09/P2021010900415.htm

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) announces a patient tested positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09/P2021010900615.htm
A 61-year-old female patient was admitted to the surgical ward of PYNEH on January 7. A pre-admission screening of COVID-19 test on January 6 and an admission screening on January 7 morning were arranged for the patient. Both results were negative. The patient presented with persistent respiratory symptoms and low grade fever. She was later arranged to undergo a respiratory virus and COVID-19 combined test. The result of COVID-19 was shown indeterminate in the early morning on January 8 and confirmed positive by the Centre for Health Protection in the evening on the same day.

Kwong Wah Hospital announces a patient tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09/P2021010900556.htm
A 47-year-old male patient presented with headache was admitted to the medical surveillance ward of KWH on January 8.  Deep throat saliva test of COVID-19 was arranged for the patient as admission screening and the result was preliminarily positive to COVID-19.

Workers working for the Central Kowloon Route – Central Tunnel under the Highways Department tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09/P2021010900733.htm
The Highways Department (HyD) was informed on January 8 that a worker from the contractor at the Ma Tau Kok works site was tested positive for COVID-19. The contractor liaised with the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) immediately, and carried out thorough cleaning and disinfection at the Ma Tau Kok works site. All personnel working for the said works contract were arranged to be tested for COVID-19. As at 1pm on January 9, the HyD was informed that six more workers working for the contractor at the Ma Tau Kok and the Ho Man Tin works sites have been preliminary tested positive for COVID-19.,

Airport Authority Hong Kong Subcontractor Staff Identified as Close Contacts of COVID-19 Patients
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2021/pr_1509
A subcontractor worker of the 3RS contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation – Bachy Soletanche Group Limited – LT Sambo Co., Ltd. was preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 on January 7, and has been changed to a confirmed case on January 9. 13 other workers from relevant work site, who had been in contact with the concerned worker, have been identified as close contacts. They left the work site on January 7 to undergo COVID-19 test and wait for result at home. All other relevant workers have been arranged to take COVID-19 test on 7 January and undergo another test on January 9.

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09/P2021010900696.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at three specified premises in Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Central Kowloon Route – Central Tunnel construction sites during the specified period

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres provide free testing for persons subject to compulsory testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09/P2021010900329.htm
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/10/P2021010900648.htm
– three new mobile specimen collection stations are set up at Tuen Mun, Kowloon City and Tai Wai

Kowloon Central Cluster announces an incident of patient specimens handling
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09/P2021010900613.htm
Wang Tau Hom Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic (WTH GOPC) collected deep throat saliva specimen for testing of COVID-19 from five patients on January 7, which were scheduled to be sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital laboratory for testing together with specimens from Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital. When the collection box was returned back to WTH GOPC on January 8, clinic staff found that the five deep throat saliva specimens were still kept in the box. The five patients concerned have returned the samples on January 8 and all test results were negative for COVID-19.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/09.htm

All press releases Jan 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 9

TOPLINE
– 45 new cases (42 local + 3 imported)
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at three specified premises in Tai Wai, Kowloon City and Jordan
– Lunar New Year fairs and the Che Kung Festival Fair cancelled

CHP investigates 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/08/P2021010800552.htm
– 45 new cases (42 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 9,153 (9,152 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 155 deaths
– 8,307 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 45 (42); 33 (29); 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 25 – Jan 7)
Total cases: 683; local cases: 631; unknown source: 206

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 8)
– 10.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9153 cases of COVID-19, including 9152 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8307 were discharged and 155 were fatal cases, and 661 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/08/P2021010800591.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/08/P2021010800713.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at three specified premises in Tai Wai, Kowloon City and Jordan during the specified period

Tseung Kwan O Hospital staff member tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/08/P2021010800725.htm
A patient care assistant (PCA) of Tseung Kwan O Hospital attended the Mona Fong General Out-patient Clinic on January 6 for coughing and throat discomfort. His deep throat saliva test was positive to COVID-19. The PCA works in the Department of Anaesthesia and Operation Theatre. The hospital’s infection control team has conducted contact tracing. As the PCA wore surgical mask and was equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment at work in accordance with the infection control guidelines, no patients are classified as close contacts.

Airport Authority Hong Kong: A Baggage and Cargo Handling Staff Preliminary Tested Positive for COVID-19
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2021/pr_1508
The concerned staff is responsible for departure baggage loading and cargo handling, and has no physical contact with passengers. He last reported duty on 5 January. The staff had worn a mask at all time while working.

Caritas Medical Centre announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/08/P2021010800366.htm

Government announces cancellation of 2021 Lunar New Year fairs
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/08/P2021010800775.htm
In view of the latest developments of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government has decided to cancel the Lunar New Year fairs at 15 locations and the Che Kung Festival Fair in Sha Tin scheduled to be held in February this year.

Labour Department reminds foreign domestic helpers to comply with social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/08/P2021010700665.htm
On January 9 and 10, the Labour Department (LD) will conduct mobile broadcasts in multiple languages for two consecutive days at popular foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) gathering places across the territory to call upon FDHs to comply with the relevant requirements, exercise self-discipline and abide by the law. On January 10, the LD will conduct joint operations in collaboration with the Hong Kong Police Force, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, the Home Affairs Department and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in various places, including Central, Tamar Park in Admiralty and the footbridge near Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok. Relevant departments will take enforcement action against those who still refuse to abide by the regulations after repeated reminders.

Woman sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/08/P2021010800702.htm

CHP Facebook:【The mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 will alter human DNA?】
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/4251672508181967
COVID-19 vaccines are mainly developed from four different technology platforms, including inactivated, viral vector, nucleic acid and protein subunit. mRNA vaccines belong to the nucleic acid platform. It gives instructions for our cells to make a harmless piece of what is called the spike protein (the spike protein is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19). Next, our immune system will begin building an immune response and making antibodies. At the end, our bodies will learn how to protect against future infection.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/08.htm

All press releases Jan 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 7

TOPLINE
– 25 new cases (22 local + 3 imported)
– compulsory testing notices for persons present at two specified premises in Ma On Shan and Wong Tai Sin

CHP investigates 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600643.htm
– 25 new cases (22 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 9,075 (9,074 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 154 deaths
– 8,201 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 25 (22); 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 23 – Jan 5)
Total cases: 749; local cases: 688; unknown source: 244

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 6)
– 11.4

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9075 cases of COVID-19, including 9074 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8201 were discharged and 154 were fatal cases, and 690 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600489.htm

Government gazetted compulsory testing notices and specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600847.htm
– compulsory testing notices for persons present at two specified premises in Ma On Shan and Wong Tai Sin during the specified periods

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres provide free testing for persons subject to compulsory testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600281.htm
Two new mobile specimen collection stations will be set up in Wuhu Street Temporary Playground, Hung Hom, and the badminton court of Affluence Garden, Tuen Mun, respectively, while the mobile specimen collection station at Cheung Sha Wan Community Centre will also extend its service period to January 8.

Tuen Mun Hospital radiographer tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600699.htm
The radiographer concerned worked at the Department of Nuclear Medicine and performed radiological diagnoses without entering a high risk area, nor having contact with patients for an extended time. He last performed his duties on December 31, 2020.

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600677.htm

LegCo Q&A

LCQ1: Anti-epidemic measures targeting at imported frozen goods
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600344.htm

LCQ3: “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600404.htm

LCQ7: Impacts of epidemic on students
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600340.htm

LCQ18: Support for Hong Kong’s film industry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600299.htm

LCQ22: Alleviating the financial burdens of members of the public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010600257.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06.htm

All press releases Jan 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 6

TOPLINE
– 32 new cases (31 local + 1 imported)
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at three specified premises in Hung Hom, Sham Shui Po and Tuen Mun
– government employees to continue to work from home until January 20

CHP investigates 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500662.htm
– 32 new cases (31 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 9,050 (9,049 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 153 deaths
– 8,127 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 32 (31); 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 22 – Jan 4)
Total cases: 780; local cases: 710; unknown source: 247

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 5)
– 12.4

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9050 cases of COVID-19, including 9049 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8127 were discharged and 153 were fatal cases, and 740 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500471.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500687.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at three specified premises in Hung Hom, Sham Shui Po and Tuen Mun during the specified period

85 per cent of people took the test in compliance with compulsory testing notices
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500717.htm
As at January 4, a cumulative total of about 55 000 persons who were required to undergo compulsory testing had taken the test at the 27 relevant specimen collection stations or Community Testing Centres in various districts, which accounted for nearly 85 per cent of the estimated number of residents of corresponding buildings covered by the testing notices. 16 positive cases were detected through the abovementioned compulsory testing.

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres provide free testing for persons subject to compulsory testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500307.htm
A new mobile specimen collection station will be set up in Princess Margaret Hospital to provide free testing services for the workers, visitors and patients of the hospital.

Fourth round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/06/P2021010500879.htm

Testing arrangements enhanced for day patients and healthcare staff
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500642.htm
Day patients are strongly recommended to have a negative result for a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the first scheduled appointmen. For patients with regular attendance, they are recommended to repeat the COVID-19 tests on a weekly basis. The HA is also working on the provision of regular tests for targeted staff providing care for vulnerable patients in the coming two weeks.

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500422.htm
The United Kingdom and South Africa now are two of the high-risk places because of this new variant in the virus, and so for a while, many places – it’s not just Hong Kong – have suspended flights from the United Kingdom because of this worry… The Government will seriously look into the situation and see whether we could make some adjustments later on, but as far as I’m aware even the major airline flying between Hong Kong and London has suspended their flights until some time this month so we will together review the situation – CE Carrie Lam

Special work arrangements for government employees to be extended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500173.htm
Save for those involved in the provision of emergency services and essential public services and in anti-epidemic efforts, all other government employees will be arranged to continue to work from home until January 20.

Outsourced cleansing worker at Housing Authority Headquarters tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500732.htm
The cleansing worker is responsible for vacuum cleaning of office area at HAHQs. She last performed duties on December 31, 2020.

Airport ground staff preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500664.htm
The staff concerned is an employee of Hong Kong Airport Services Ltd. (HAS), whose duty at the Airport Mail Centre is to assist airlines served by HAS on handing over of air containers with Hongkong Post. It does not involve any contact with the public and his working place is not open to the public either.

Funding for Distance Business Programme increased to $1.9 billion
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010500300.htm

Places of Amusement Licence Holders Subsidy Scheme under fourth-round of Anti-epidemic Fund open for application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05/P2021010400473.htm

Centre for Health Protection Facebook:【Many people recover from COVID-19 infection. Why do we need a vaccine?
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/4243375795678305
Vaccines reduce risks of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defences to build protection. When we get vaccinated, we are not just protecting ourselves, but also those around us.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/05.htm

All press releases Jan 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 5

TOPLINE
– 53 new cases (43 local + 10 imported)
– social distancing measures currently in place to be maintained till Jan 20
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at Ward EG of Princess Margaret Hospital

CHP investigates 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400569.htm
– 53 new cases (43 local + 10 imported)
– Total now 9,018 (9,017 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 153 deaths
– 8,055 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 53 (43); 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 21 – Jan 3)
Total cases: 812; local cases: 745; unknown source: 269

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 4)
– 12.7

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 9018 cases of COVID-19, including 9017 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8055 were discharged and 151 were fatal cases (note: the latest two fatal cases yet to be included), and 782 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400419.htm

Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400721.htm
– social distancing measures currently in place to be maintained till January 20

Special arrangements for child care centre and special child care centre services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400698.htm
– child care centres and special child care centres will continue to temporarily suspend services until the Chinese New Year holidays

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400731.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at Ward EG of Princess Margaret Hospital during the specified period

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres provide free testing for persons subject to compulsory testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400280.htm
A new mobile specimen collection station has been set up in Tsui Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O, while the mobile specimen collection station at Cheung Sha Wan Community Centre will also extend its service period to January 6.

Princess Margaret Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400300.htm
A 75-year-old female patient (case number: 8464) with chronic illness was admitted to PMH due to fever and shortness of breath on December 24, 2020.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces two COVID-19 patients passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400759.htm
An 81-year-old male patient with chronic disease (case number: 6817) consulted a general practitioner for fever and cough, and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19; a 79-year-old male patient (case number: 6843) with chronic disease was admitted to the Accident and Emergency Department of Pok Oi Hospital on December 4, 2020 due to shortness of breath. He was later tested positive for COVID-19.

Princess Margaret Hospital announces a cluster of COVID-19 positive cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400750.htm

Staff member of To Kwa Wan Post Office preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400532.htm
The counter staff member concerned last performed duty on December 31, 2020. His body temperature was normal during temperature screening at work. He has been wearing masks while on duty and working at the counter behind a partition to keep appropriate distance from customers.

Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400417.htm
The case involves a domestic short-hair cat that lived in Lam Tin. When the owner was found to be infected with COVID-19, the cat was sent to the AFCD for quarantine on December 27.

FEHD steps up inspections and joins inter-departmental joint operations around New Year to take stringent enforcement action relating to anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400619.htm
A total of 55 catering premises were inspected during the joint operations, and 665 catering premises and 145 other premises were inspected by the FEHD on its own. The FEHD initiated procedures on prosecution against nine catering business operators suspected of breaching the requirements under the Regulation (relating to distance or partitioning between tables and mask wearing). The FEHD also issued one fixed penalty notice to a person for violating the mask-wearing requirement. In addition, the FEHD initiated procedures on prosecution against one person suspected of operating food businesses without a licence in contravention of the Food Business Regulation (Cap. 132X). Enforcement action was also taken by the Police during the joint operations.

Woman sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400559.htm

Scheme on Relief Grants for Interest Class Instructors Hired by Organisations Subvented by the Social Welfare Department (Phase 3) opens for application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2021010400321.htm

Additional grant to registered sports coaches after injection into Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04/P2020122900302.htm

Centre for Health Protection’s Facebook page:
【Understand the facts about COVID-19 vaccines】
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/4241691515846733
In order to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of the vaccines, all vaccines must first satisfy the relevant procedures, including completion of phase 3 clinical trials and obtaining approval (including the emergency use) by the drug regulatory authority in a place outside Hong Kong and authorized by the Secretary of Food and Health in accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap. 599K) the use of the relevant COVID-19 vaccine in Hong Kong under the emergency situation for vaccination programmes conducted by the Government.

【Vaccines contain toxic ingredients?】
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/4225908264091725
Vaccine ingredients can look unfamiliar when they are listed on a label. However, many of the components used in vaccines occur naturally in the body, in the environment, and in the foods we eat. All of the ingredients in vaccines as well as the vaccines themselves are thoroughly tested and monitored to ensure they are safe.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/04.htm

All press releases Jan 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 4

TOPLINE
– 41 new cases (40 local + 1 imported)
– compulsory testing notice for persons in two premises in Sham Shui Po and Tseung Kwan O, and the construction sites for Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel
– Website set up to facilitate public to download electronic testing record

CHP investigates 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300586.htm
– 41 new cases (40 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 8,965 (8,964 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 150 deaths
– 8,011 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 41 (40); 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 20 – Jan 2)
Total cases: 845; local cases: 775; unknown source: 280

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 3)
– 14.7

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8965 cases of COVID-19, including 8964 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 8011 were discharged and 150 were fatal cases, and 774 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300584.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300667.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present in two premises in Sham Shui Po and Tseung Kwan O, and the construction sites for Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel during the specified period.

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres provide testing for persons subject to compulsory testing free of charge
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300247.htm
The opening dates and operating hours of the mobile specimen collection stations already in operation or to be set up in various districts providing free COVID-19 nucleic acid testing services for the general public are at https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202101/03/P2021010300247_357780_1_1609638591766.pdf

United Christian Hospital announces a patient tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300611.htm
A 69-year-old male patient was admitted to UCH Accident and Emergency Department (AED) on January 2 due to abdominal pain, he did not have fever and other respiratory symptoms. Medical staff arranged admission screening COVID-19 test for the patient according to established procedures and he was transferred to surgical ward for further treatment. His COVID-19 test result on January 3 was preliminary positive.

Government sets up website to facilitate public to download electronic testing record
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300468.htm
The Government has set up a website (www.evt.gov.hk) to facilitate public downloading of their own electronic testing record through the COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System. The “Electronic Vaccination Record” will be added to the System at a later stage. By then, the public can download both their COVID-19 electronic testing record and vaccination record after verifying their identity through “iAM Smart”.

FEHD conducts joint operations near Pei Ho Street Market in Sham Shui Po to take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations and obstructions in public places
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300745.htm
The FEHD initiated prosecution against six catering business operators suspected for breaching the requirements and directions (relating to distance or partition between tables or mask-wearing) under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) (the Regulation); issued verbal warning to one licensed hawker suspected for causing obstruction in public places in contravention of the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap. 228) (the Ordinance); and seized the abandoned articles of a hawker. The Police also issued six fixed penalty notices for illegal parking.

FEHD steps up inspections and joins interdepartmental joint operations around New Year to take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300530.htm
A total of 201 catering premises and one other premises were inspected during the joint operations, and 773 catering premises and 168 other premises were inspected by the FEHD on its own. The FEHD initiated procedures on prosecution against five catering business operators suspected for breaching the requirements under the Regulation (relating to distance or partition between tables or proper display of the poster containing the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code). Enforcement actions were also taken by the Police during the joint operations.

Government appeals to foreign domestic helpers and members of the public to comply with anti-epidemic regulations and measures on prohibition of group gatherings of more than two persons and mask-wearing in public places
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300650.htm

LCSD appeals to public to comply with social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03/P2021010300576.htm
Between December 31 and 4pm on January 3, the LCSD has given out over 8 800 times verbal advice and 39 fixed penalty notices to offenders of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap 599I) at venues under its management across the territory during the New Year holiday.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record System
https://www.evt.gov.hk/evt/?lang=en-us

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/03.htm

All press releases Jan 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 3

TOPLINE
– 35 new cases (34 local + 1 imported)
– compulsory testing notice for persons present on three premises in Sham Shui Po, Yuen Long and Sai Kung
– nearly 60 per cent of people comply with compulsory testing notices

CHP investigates 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/02/P2021010200676.htm
– 35 new cases (34 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 8,924 (8,923 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 150 deaths
– 7,968 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 35 (34); 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 19 – Jan 1)
Total cases: 919; local cases: 843; unknown source: 310

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 2)
– 15.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8924 cases of COVID-19, including 8923 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 7968 were discharged and 150 were fatal cases, and 776 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/02/P2021010200593.htm

Government gazettes compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/02/P2021010200616.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present on three premises in Sham Shui Po, Yuen Long and Sai Kung during the specified period.

Nearly 60 per cent of people comply with compulsory testing notices to undergo testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/02/P2021010200779.htm
According to the compulsory testing notices published on December 30 and 31, 2020, the Government has arranged mobile specimen collection stations or other testing facilities for the 43 specified premises to provide testing for persons covered by the compulsory testing notices. As at 5pm on January 2, a cumulative total of over 35 000 persons who are required to undergo compulsory testing have undertaken the test via the abovementioned specimen collection stations or testing facilities, which accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the estimated number of residents of corresponding buildings covered by the testing notices.

Yan Chai Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/02/P2021010200399.htm
An 88-year-old male patient (case number: 6918) with chronic illness was admitted to YCH due to pneumonia on December 5, 2020.

FEHD steps up inspections and joins interdepartmental joint operations around New Year to take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/02/P2021010200598.htm
A total of 140 catering premises and 33 other premises were inspected during the joint operations, and 755 catering premises and 148 other premises were inspected by the FEHD on its own yesterday. The FEHD initiated procedures on prosecution against 12 catering business/other operators suspected for breaching the requirements under the Regulation (relating to providing dine-in services after 6pm, distance or partition between tables, mask-wearing, more than two persons seated together at one table, or proper display of the poster containing the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code) and also issued a fixed penalty notice to one person for violating the relevant mask-wearing requirement.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/02.htm

All press releases Jan 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 2

TOPLINE
– 42 new cases (36 local + 6 imported)
– Around 30% of public comply with compulsory testing notices to undergo testing in the first day

CHP investigates 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/01/P2021010100585.htm
– 42 new cases (36 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 8,889 (8,888 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 149 deaths
– 7,912 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 42 (36); 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 18 – 31)
Total cases: 947; local cases: 871; unknown source: 327

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Jan 1)
– 18.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8889 cases of COVID-19, including 8888 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 7912 were discharged and 149 were fatal cases, and 798 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases and Queen Mary Hospital deceased patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/01/P2021010100612.htm
A 59-year-old male patient (case number: 8336), who was confirmed with COVID-19 infection on December 21, succumbed in Queen Mary Hospital on January 1.

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres provide testing for persons subject to compulsory testing free of charge
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/01/P2021010100741.htm
To facilitate persons covered under the compulsory testing notices to undergo testing, the Government has arranged for testing service providers to set up mobile specimen collection stations at a number of locations in various districts to provide free and convenient testing services for them.

Around 30 per cent of public comply with compulsory testing notices to undergo testing in the first day
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/01/P2021010100784.htm
According to the Home Affairs Department (HAD)’s records, on the first day of the compulsory testing period (i.e. December 31, 2020), a total of over 14 600 persons who are required to undergo compulsory testing have undertaken the test, which accounts for 29.2 per cent of the estimated number of residents of corresponding buildings covered by the testing notices.

Survey Officer of PlanD tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/01/P2021010100661.htm
The officer concerned works on the 14th floor of the North Point Government Office and the area concerned is not open to the public. He last performed duties on December 22, 2020.

LCSD stepped up patrols to ensure venue users comply with anti-epidemic requirements
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/01/P2021010100528.htm
Nearly 3 800 times verbal advice and 11 fixed penalty notices were given out at various venues managed by the LCSD across the territory between December 31 and 4pm on January 1.

FEHD steps up inspections and joins interdepartmental joint operations around New Year to take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/01/P2021010100496.htm
A total of 370 catering premises and 27 other premises were inspected during the joint operations, and 563 catering premises and 39 other premises were inspected by the FEHD on its own. The FEHD initiated procedures on prosecution against 14 catering business operators suspected for breaching the requirements under the Regulation (relating to providing distance or partition between tables and mask-wearing).

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Jan 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202101/01.htm

All press releases Jan 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Jan 1

TOPLINE
– 68 new cases (62 local + 6 imported)
– compulsory testing notice for persons present on three specified premises in Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po and Kowloon City

CHP investigates 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100723.htm
– 68 new cases (62 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 8,847 (8,846 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 148 deaths
– 7,813 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 68 (62); 54 (47); 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 17 – 30)
Total cases: 975; local cases: 899; unknown source: 334

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 31)
– 20.0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8847 cases of COVID-19,
including 8846 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 7813 were discharged and 148 were fatal cases, and 856 cases
were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100529.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100830.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present on three specified premises in Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po and Kowloon City during the specified period

Government to amend compulsory testing list
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100595.htm
Upon further checking by the Centre for Health Protection, it is noted that three buildings on the list do not fulfil the criteria of having confirmed cases not epidemiologically linked to each other in two or more units in the past 14 days. Accordingly, the Government has published amendments to the relevant compulsory testing notice in the gazette and remove the three buildings from the compulsory testing list, extending apologies to members of the public for any inconvenience caused.

Mobile specimen collection stations and community testing centres for persons subject to compulsory testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100862.htm
The Government has taken into account the testing service need of individual buildings covered under compulsory testing notices and the existing testing services near the buildings in the course of setting up mobile specimen collection stations. The Government will decide whether it is necessary to increase the number of stations or further extend the operation periods of the stations after reviewing their usage and the public’s demand for the testing service.

Caritas Medical Centre announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100378.htm
A 77-year-old male patient (case number: 8561) with chronic diseases was admitted CMC due to fever and pneumonia on December 25.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces staff member tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100717.htm
A patient care assistant of Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) attended the TMH Accident and Emergency Department (AED) on December 30. A COVID-19 test was arranged and the preliminary result was positive.

The Immigration Department accepts applications for return to Hong Kong from Hong Kong non-permanent residents outside Hong Kong under the pandemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100764.htm
Due to the pandemic, if persons (except foreign domestic helpers and imported workers) are outside Hong Kong, with limit of stay expiring within four weeks/expired for less than 12 months, and are not able to return to Hong Kong timely to apply for extension of stay, they may submit a duly completed application form together with the required supporting documents for application for extension of stay under the relevant immigration policy/scheme.

Labour Department reminds foreign domestic helpers to comply with social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123000756.htm
The Government will conduct mobile broadcasts in multiple languages and joint operations for three consecutive days at popular FDH gathering places starting from January 1 across the territory to call upon FDHs to comply with the relevant requirements, exercise self-discipline and abide by the law. Relevant departments will take enforcement action against those who still refuse to abide by the regulations after repeated reminders.

AFCD steps up enforcement in country parks and urges visitors to heed anti-epidemic laws
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100713.htm
As at December 30, 2020, the AFCD took enforcement action against over 700 persons suspected to have breached the relevant laws. Patrols and enforcement action were stepped up during the Christmas holidays. Over the last week, enforcement action was taken against 38 persons suspected of breaching the relevant laws.

FEHD reminds catering business operators and public to continue to comply with anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123100700.htm
During the past three days (December 28 to 30), the FEHD inspected a total of 2,630 catering premises and 97 other premises, and initiated procedures on prosecution against four persons suspected of breaching the requirements (including provision of dine-in services after 6pm and in regard to the distance or partitioning between tables) under the Regulation. The FEHD also conducted blitz operations yesterday in Mong Kok and Yuen Long on places of public entertainment, during which prosecution procedures were initiated against operators of two claw-machine shops for violating the directions on closure of scheduled premises under the Regulation.

Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme monthly threshold relaxation to continue till June 30 next year
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31/P2020123000355.htm

CHP Facebook:【COVID-19 Vaccines Basic Knowledge Series】
https://www.facebook.com/CentreforHealthProtection/posts/4225905244092027
Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases, before they come into contact with them. It uses your body’s natural defenses to build resistance to specific infections and makes your immune system stronger.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/31.htm

All press releases Jan 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 30

TOPLINE
– 53 new cases (50 local + 3 imported)
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at Wing Shui House of Lek Yuen Estate in Sha Tin

CHP investigates 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900734.htm
– 53 new cases (50 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 8,725 (8,724 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 143 deaths
– 7,616 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 53 (50); 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 15 – 28)
Total cases: 1,048; local cases: 970; unknown source: 363

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 29)
– 22.6

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8725 cases of COVID-19, including 8724 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 7616 were discharged and 143 were fatal cases, and 936 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900606.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/30/P2020123000024.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at Wing Shui House of Lek Yuen Estate in Sha Tin during the specified period.

CS inspects Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900772.htm
Mr Cheung pointed out that quarantine and isolation of close contacts and persons with infection risks plays a vital role in the containment of the epidemic. The severe epidemic situation at present could place certain pressure on the demand for quarantine facilities. The Government will closely monitor the use of various quarantine facilities and make timely adjustments.

New mobile specimen collection station to be set up at Ping Shek Estate and service dates of stations in various districts adjusted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900823.htm

United Christian Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900314.htm
A 71-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (case No. 8377) passed away today. The patient was admitted to UCH on September 1 due to terminal illness.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900488.htm
A 59-year-old male patient (case No. 6894) with chronic illness was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital on December 6 due to shortness of breath.

A female police constable posted to Hung Hom Division preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900389.htm
A 36-year-old female Police Constable who is posted to the Miscellaneous Enquiries Sub-unit of Hung Hom Division, preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). She had no contact with members of the public and she wore face mask during her tour of duty.  Her last working day was December 23.

Engineer of Transport Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900766.htm
The officer concerned works on 10/F, South Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. The floor concerned is not open to the public. He last performed duties on December 22.

Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital announces nurse tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900634.htm
A nursing staff member of a male rehabilitation ward preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 on December 28. A patient in the same ward tested positive for COVID-19 earlier (on December 23) and the nurse concerned had assisted that patient to collect a deep throat saliva specimen.

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900703.htm

Members of public to pay attention to new requirement regarding presentation of hotel reservation confirmation for persons travelling to Shenzhen from Hong Kong via Shenzhen Bay Port
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900798.htm
Starting from 10am on January 5, 2021, save for persons who have been granted approval for exemption from quarantine arrangement for performing essential official and business duties and cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers who would continue to be subject to the prevailing arrangements applicable to them, all other persons who are entering Shenzhen via the Shenzhen Bay Port would be required to present a valid proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued within 24 hours by one of the testing institutions recognised by the GD and the HKSAR Government, as well as a hotel reservation confirmation for the 14-day period of centralised quarantine and medical surveillance after their entry into Shenzhen.

FHB responds to media enquiries on specimen collection for COVID-19 test
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/30/P2020123000049.htm
DTS, nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) and combined nasal and throat swab (CNTS) are the most common specimen types used in Hong Kong for specimen collection. The three methods are generally on par in terms of accuracy and sensitivity, and have so far been effective in identifying COVID-19 cases. At present, the Government would select different specimen collection methods having regard to the actual situation, including factors such as testing purpose, site environment and convenience to the public, etc.

Websites

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29.htm

All press releases Dec 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 29

TOPLINE
– 61 new cases (60 local + 1 imported)
– compulsory testing notice for persons present at Fung Chak House of Choi Wan (II) Estate

CHP investigates 61 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800666.htm
– 61 new cases (60 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 8,672 (8,671 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 141 deaths
– 7,526 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 61 (60); 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61); 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97); 82 (72)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 14 – 27)
Total cases: 1,069; local cases: 987; unknown source: 382

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 28)
– 22.6

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8672 cases of COVID-19, including 8671 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 7526 were discharged and 139 were fatal cases (Note: the latest two fatal cases yet to be included), and 977 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800628.htm

HA announces passing away of two COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800319.htm
A 74-year-old female patient (case number: 8540) with terminal illness was admitted to United Christian Hospital on the night of December 16 due to shortness of breath; a 73-year-old male patient (case number: 5840) with chronic illness was admitted to Caritas Medical Centre on November 24 due to the positive result of a COVID-19 test.

HA announces passing away of two COVID-19 patients (2)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800740.htm
An 85-year-old female patient (case number: 8091) with chronic illness attended the Accident and Emergency Department (AED) at Yan Chai Hospital on December 18 due to persistent shortness of breath and delirium;
a 70-year-old male patient (case number: 5988) with chronic disease was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on November 26 due to cough and shortness of breath.

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800379.htm
– compulsory testing notice for persons who have been present at Fung Chak House of Choi Wan (II) Estate during the specified period

New mobile specimen collection station set up at Fung Chak House of Choi Wan (II) Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/29/P2020122900009.htm

New mobile specimen collection station set up at Sau Nga Road Playground, Kwun Tong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800251.htm

Air conditioning plant operator employed by Housing Department contractor at Ching Long Shopping Centre tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800817.htm
The AC plant operator is normally stationed in the air-conditioning system control room on the second floor of Ching Long Shopping Centre and is responsible for checking the operation and recording of the conditions of the air-conditioning system of the shopping centre. She is not involved in the maintenance of the air-conditioning system of the shopping centre. She last performed duties on December 25.

An outsourced staff member of CHP tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800808.htm
The staff member is responsible for receiving travellers arriving in Hong Kong via HKIA at the TSCC and she last performed duties on December 23.

A contractor staff of the South East New Territories Landfill tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800824.htm
The staff concerned is responsible for the supervision of weighbridge operation. He is required to measure his body temperature before working and wear mask during work. This case is believed to be associated with his previously infected family member.

Detainee at Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800503.htm
One Vietnamese illegal immigrant was sent to MTKDC on December 14 for detention pending removal. The Vietnamese person concerned was required to undergo deep throat saliva testing when newly admitted and tested negative. On December 26, the Vietnamese person concerned was required to undergo a second deep throat saliva test and was confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 in the afternoon of December 27.

Woman sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800763.htm

Response to media enquiries about room rates of designated quarantine hotels
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800682.htm
The Government is very concerned about the information that there had been a sudden increase in the room rates of some designated quarantine hotels. The Government has confirmed with all 36 designated quarantine hotels that they had not raised the hotel room rates announced at the time of joining the Scheme when handling the requests by returnees to Hong Kong to extend their stays to 21 days due to the extension of the quarantine period.

FEHD steps up inspections and joins interdepartmental joint operations around Christmas to take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800697.htm
During the past four days (December 24 to 27), the FEHD (including in joint operations involving other departments) inspected a total of 3 029 catering premises and 32 other premises, and initiated procedures on prosecution against 24 persons suspected for breaching the requirements under the Regulation (23 catering business operators, including two providing dine-in services after 6pm; and the remaining one being scheduled premises manager). The FEHD also issued fixed penalty tickets to a total of nine persons for violating the relevant group gathering requirement. In addition, the FEHD initiated procedures on prosecution against eight persons (seven persons for operating food businesses without a licence and 1 person for operating a place of public entertainment without a licence) suspected for breaching other Ordinances, including arresting two of the food business operators.

SWD launches third round of Child Care Centre Special Grant
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800270.htm

FEHD provides further financial support for catering, commercial bathhouse and places of public entertainment sectors
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800807.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will start to accept applications for the Catering Business Subsidy Scheme, the Commercial Bathhouse Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme and the Places of Public Entertainment Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme under the fourth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund (AEF) from December 29.

Club-house Subsidy Scheme opens for application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28/P2020122800576.htm

Article by CE: Fighting the Virus for Eleven Months Determined to Win the Hard-Fought Battle
https://www.ceo.gov.hk/eng/pdf/article20201228.pdf
Many countries, including those in Europe and America, are facing the most severe situations since the outbreak of the epidemic, necessitating the implementation of such extreme measures as city lockdown, stay-at-home order and closing all borders. Having regard to the social regime and the environment of Hong Kong, we can control the epidemic effectively only if members of the public stay vigilant and strictly comply with the anti-epidemic rules.

Websites

An injection of $6.4 billion into the Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/anti-epidemic-fund-4.html

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf
Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html
FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/28.htm

All press releases Dec 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 28

TOPLINE
– 70 new cases (69 local + 1 imported)

CHP investigates 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27/P2020122700730.htm
– 70 newcases (69 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 8,611 (8,610 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 137 deaths
– 7,474 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 70 (69); 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 13 – 26)
Total cases: 1,094; local cases: 1,010; unknown source: 399

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 27)
23.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8611 cases of COVID-19, including 8610 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 7474 were discharged and 136 were fatal cases*, and 971 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

* the latest case has yet to be included.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27/P2020122700507.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27/P2020122700760.htm
– 2 premises of the United Christian Hospital

CE inspects implementation of Return2hk Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27/P2020122700807.htm
CE, Mrs Carrie Lam, said she was pleased to note that the Return2hk Scheme has been operating smoothly. Since its implementation about a month ago, nearly 20 000 Hong Kong residents have returned to Hong Kong from Guangdong Province or Macao via the scheme with exemption from compulsory quarantine. While chatting with a father and his son returning to Hong Kong at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point, Mrs Lam noted that they returned to Hong Kong via the Return2hk Scheme today after they went to the Mainland in September and that they found the scheme met their needs and were satisfied with the arrangement.

New mobile specimen collection station set up at Lei Yue Mun Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27/P2020122700677.htm

FEHD steps up inspections and joins interdepartmental joint operations around Christmas to take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27/P2020122700525.htm
A total of 133 catering premises and three other premises were inspected during the joint operations, and 613 catering premises were inspected by the FEHD on its own on December 26. The FEHD initiated procedures on prosecution against five catering business operators suspected for breaching the requirements under the Regulation (one relating to providing dine-in services after 6pm, two relating to distance or partition between tables, one relating to mask-wearing, and one relating to proper display of the poster containing the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code). In addition, the FEHD initiated procedures against three persons suspected to be violating the Food Business Regulation (Cap. 132X) for operating food businesses without a licence. Enforcement actions were also taken by the Police during the joint operations.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27/P2020122700695.htm

A person being sent to the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre for detention tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27/P2020122700084.htm
Three Vietnamese illegal immigrants were sent to the CIC on December 25 for detention pending removal. They were put under isolation and were required to undergo deep throat saliva testing. The three persons concerned had not been in contact with any other detainees in the CIC or any members of the public while waiting for the test result and relevant Immigration staff members had donned appropriate personal protective equipment. Among them, one was confirmed tested positive for COVID-19 on the evening of December 26.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 27

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27.htm

All press releases Dec 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 27

TOPLINE
– 59 new cases (53 local + 6 imported)

CHP investigates 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/26/P2020122600645.htm
– 59 newcases (53 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 8,541 (8,540 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 136 deaths
– 7,394 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 59 (53); 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 12 – 25)
Total cases: 1,104; local cases: 1,021; unknown source: 390

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 26)
24.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/26/P2020122600456.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/26/P2020122600733.htm
– 3 premises in Yau Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Sha Tin

CE inspects enforcement of measures to prevent imported cases at airport and construction works for temporary hospital
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/26/P2020122600791.htm

New mobile specimen collection station set up at Kwun Tong Garden Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/27/P2020122700049.htm

FEHD steps up inspections and joins interdepartmental joint operations around Christmas to take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/26/P2020122600439.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) continued to take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations during the Christmas period. The FEHD stepped up inspections in various districts and conducted joint operations with the Police in Central & Western, Wan Chai, Southern District, Yau Tsim, Mong Kok, Wong Tai Sin, Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan on December 25. A total of 229 catering premises and five other premises were inspected during the joint operations, and 440 catering premises were inspected by the FEHD on its own yesterday. The FEHD initiated procedures on prosecution against seven catering business operators suspected for breaching the requirements under the Regulation (four relating to distance or partition between tables and three relating to proper display of the poster containing the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code). Enforcement actions were also taken by the Police during the joint operations

United Christian Hospital announces a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Hospital
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/26/P2020122600685.htm
Further to the announcement made on December 23 on three inpatients in the Palliative Care and Medical Ward confirmed COVID-19, the hospital’s infection control team has kept constant monitoring of the health of staff as well as inpatients in the ward and arranged viral tests for them. In a new round of testing, eight more female patients, aged 20 to 92 year-old, are tested preliminarily positive.

An outsourced staff member of CHP tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/26/P2020122600671.htm
The staff member is responsible for receiving travellers arriving in Hong Kong via HKIA at the TSCC and last performed duties on December 23.

Correctional officer of Lo Wu Correctional Institution preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/26/P2020122600762.htm
The staff member took leave from December 13 to 22. On the first day of resumption of duty (December 23), she was arranged to undergo COVID-19 testing. While performing duty this evening, she was notified by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health to have preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 25

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25.htm

All press releases Dec 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 26

TOPLINE
– 57 new cases (55 local + 2 imported)

CHP investigates 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500632.htm
– 57 newcases (55 local + 2 imported)
– Total now 8,482 (8,481 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 136 deaths
– 7,317 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 57 (55); 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 11 – 24)
Total cases: 1,133; local cases: 1,047; unknown source: 400

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 25)
26.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8482 cases of COVID-19, including 8481 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 7317 were discharged and 136 were fatal cases, and 999 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500417.htm

Government gazettes compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500721.htm
– A premises in Kwun Tong

CE visits laboratories of testing agencies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500722.htm
Mrs Lam was pleased to note that the agencies have been conducting continuous research for the development of new testing equipment, reagent and rapid test methods, providing a more robust foundation for the anti-epidemic work of Hong Kong. She encouraged the agencies to work with the Government in the field of innovation and technology (I&T) to help develop Hong Kong into an international I&T hub together.

United Christian Hospital announces a nurse tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500600.htm
A female nurse of a surgical ward at UCH was tested preliminarily positive for COVID 19 on December 24. The nurse was asymptomatic. She underwent viral test as her neighbours were confirmed with COVID-19 infection. She was tested preliminarily positive and is currently hospitalised under isolation in the hospital with stable condition.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces a Temporary Undergraduate Nursing Student tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500596.htm
A female TUNS of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology had presence of throat discomfort on December 22. She later developed cough and chills on December 24. A COVID-19 test was arranged and she was preliminarily tested positive. She is now hospitalised under isolation treatment with stable condition.

Government completes enforcement action on compulsory testing notice to help achieve compulsory testing on mandatory basis and community clearing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500323.htm
The Sha Tin District Office (STDO), together with the Tin Sum Police Station, the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS), the Hong Kong Housing Society (Housing Society) and the relevant departments on December 24 conducted enforcement action on compulsory testing notice at Ming Yan Lau of Jat Min Chuen in Sha Tin. The operation started at 6am yesterday and lasted until midnight. During the joint enforcement operation, the relevant departments had checked whether the residents had undergone the COVID-19 tests from December 17 to 21, 2020 as required pursuant to the compulsory testing notice issued by the Government earlier. We had checked the test records of over 1900 residents during the operation, among them, 76 residents were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice.

Government reopens mobile specimen collection stations at Tung Tau II Estate, Jat Min Chuen and Choi Wan II Estate and extends operation of multiple stations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500631.htm

Government clarifies notification arrangements for COVID-19 test result
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500650.htm
At present, people will receive SMS messages containing their negative test results if they receive free testing at community testing centres, or obtain specimen bottles through private doctors, designated General Out-patient Clinics of the HA, post offices and MTR stations and return the specimen samples for testing. We will continue to improve the system so that people receiving tests can be notified of the test results via SMS messages within 48 hours as far as possible. We would like to emphasise that the SMS notification arrangement is designed to inform members of the public of negative test results and give them peace of mind. All positive cases are notified and followed up in accordance with the aforementioned existing mechanism of the CHP for separate handling as soon as possible.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 25

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25.htm

All press releases Dec 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599K
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 25

TOPLINE
– 71 new cases (61 local + 10 imported)
– 21-day quarantine for overseas arrivals from Dec 25
– Arrivals from South Africa banned

CHP investigates 71 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400874.htm
– 71 newcases (61 local + 10 imported)
– Total now 8,425 (8,424 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 135 deaths
– 7,203 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 71 (61): 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 10 – 23)
Total cases: 1,174; local cases: 1,088; unknown source: 405

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 24)
26.7

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8425 cases of COVID-19, including 8424 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 7,203 were discharged and 135 were fatal cases, and 1,057 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400538.htm

Government tightens restrictions and compulsory quarantine requirements for persons arriving at Hong Kong who have stayed in places outside China
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/25/P2020122500012.htm
– 21-day quarantine for overseas arrivals from December 25
– Arrivals from South Africa banned

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400945.htm
– Covers two premises at Diamond Hill and Wong Tai Sin

CE learns more about compulsory testing notice enforcement action at Jat Min Chuen, Sha Tin
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400987.htm
“Since the epidemic situation remains severe, I, once again, appeal to members of the public to continue to strictly comply with the social distancing measures and stay at home during the Christmas and New Year holidays to support the healthcare workers and all those colleagues who are on the front line to make their best endeavours to fight the disease.”- CE Carrie Lam

Labour Department continues to arrange free COVID-19 testing for foreign domestic helpers waiting to join new employers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122300729.htm
The free COVID-19 testing service will continue to be provided from January 2 to February 6, 2021, for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) waiting to join their new employers’ family. Eligible FDHs may, starting from January 2, 2021, collect and return specimen collection packs at the temporary distribution/collection point located at 1/F (footbridge level), Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai. No prior appointment is required. The temporary distribution/collection point will be open from 11am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday. The last day for distributing specimen collection packs falls on February 5, 2021, and the last day for returning the specimens is February 6.

HA announces passing away of two COVID-19 patients at public hospitals
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400471.htm

Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital announces a patient confirmed preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400796.htm
A 95-year-old patient of a male rehabilitation ward attended Accident & Emergency Department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) due to fever on December 8.

Correctional officer of Lo Wu Correctional Institution preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400487.htm
The staff member last performed her duties on December 19. She was notified by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on the same day that one of her family members who lives with her tested positive for COVID-19. She was therefore regarded as a close contact of the case and was arranged to undergo quarantine at Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre the next day (December 20)

A female civilian staff member of Police preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400991.htm
A female civilian staff member posted to the Police Headquarters preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. She felt unwell recently, therefore sought medical treatment and underwent testing on December 23. Preliminary results released on December 24 showed she tested positive for COVID-19.

HAD prosecutes clubhouse for suspected violations of anti-epidemic regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400621.htm
The non-compliance included not having taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all persons within the clubhouse were wearing masks, having arranged live performance at the premises while some performers were not wearing masks and there were no effective buffers between the performers and any guest/the audience, and the number of persons exceeding 50 per cent of the normal capacity of the premises.

Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes seventh meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400683.htm
The Legislative Council Finance Committee approved on December 21 an injection of $6.4 billion to the Anti-epidemic Fund to roll out various measures to provide relief to businesses and individuals directly affected and hard hit by the further tightening of social distancing measures. The Steering Committee deliberated and approved the funding commitment for 19 measures at the meeting.

Further assistance from Arts and Culture Sector Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400676.htm
The Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) announced on December 24 that, since arts groups have been hard hit by the closure of performance venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) as a result of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, the HAB will deploy its own resources to provide an additional subsidy of $80,000 per arts group to the 44 arts groups funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC), 14 venue partners (VPs) under the LCSD and 41 Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme (ACDFS) grantees.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 24

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24.htm

All press releases Dec 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024134e/es2202024134258.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 24

TOPLINE
– 53 new cases (47 local + 6 imported)
– New regulation allows emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines that meet safety, quality criteria
– Regulation amended to allow quarantine up to 28 days for arrivals from certain cases
– 21-day quarantine for UK arrivals prior to Dec 24; UK arrivals banned from Dec 24
– 46,000 taxi drivers tested in compulsory testing scheme

CHP investigates 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300751.htm
–  53 newcases (47 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 8,354 (8,353 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 133 deaths
– 7,112 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 53 (47); 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 9 – 22)
Total cases: 1,125; local cases: 1,140; unknown source: 416

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 23)
26.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8354 cases of COVID-19, including 8353 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 7112 were discharged and 133 were fatal cases, and 1079 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300630.htm

Government makes Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122300963.htm
​The Government published the Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap. 599K) (the Regulation) in the Gazette on December 23, which provides the legal framework under the present state of public health emergency to bring in COVID-19 vaccines which satisfy the criteria of safety, efficacy and quality for emergency use. The Regulation will remain in effect until December 23, 2021… With a view to strengthening the transparency of information regarding vaccines, the expert advice on vaccines given by the advisory panel will be made publicly available.  Also, for authorised vaccines approved for emergency use in accordance with the Regulation, members of the public will be clearly informed of the relevant information in relation to the vaccine before vaccination, and the vaccine must be administered with the recipient’s informed consent. To facilitate the above arrangement, the Government will provide the latest information on the relevant vaccines through different channels at appropriate juncture, in order to enable members of the public to receive accurate information with respect to the relevant vaccines.

Transcript of remarks of press conference on vaccines
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300941.htm
“Coming back to the question of choice of vaccine, this vaccination will still be a non-market behaviour. It is still a government vaccination programme because it is going to be authorised for use under emergency situation, as provided for in the regulation made today. The so-called specified purposes basically will be referring to the government vaccination programme. In other words, what I said on the last occasion is it will not be readily available in the market for an individual or clinician to buy and then to administer, which would then give the widest choice – if all the vaccines are available in the market then everybody could choose what vaccine to use. It remains what I said last time, as a government vaccination programme, especially we are making ourselves responsible for the authorisation of a vaccine for emergency use.” – CE Carrie Lam

“We have now purchased enough vaccines to serve the whole of the Hong Kong population. We will continue to find a fourth technology, so that we can 100 per cent meet our Scientific Committee’s recommendations in ensuring that Hong Kong people will get adequate coverage. At the end of the day, it’s a question of public education, which will of course be based on objective scientific data and explanation, that when one looks at the vaccine, it’s the safety, it’s the efficacy, it’s the quality. It’s not a particular place. It’s not a particular sentiment of where you want that vaccine to come from.” – CE Carrie Lam

Government tightens compulsory quarantine requirements for persons arriving in HK from the UK
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400141.htm
In view of the expert advice that the incubation period of virus carried by very few infected persons may be longer than the quarantine period of 14 days, as precautionary measures, the Government has amended the legislation to allow flexibility in lengthening the compulsory quarantine period for persons arriving at Hong Kong from a certain place (to a maximum of 28 days), and lengthening the period for a certain foreign place in which persons who arrive at Hong Kong have stayed before the arrival for determining the quarantine and boarding requirements (the Relevant Period) under the relevant Regulations (to a maximum of 28 days), taking into account the needs of infection control. This is to ensure that no case would slip through the net even under very exceptional cases where the incubation period of the virus is longer than 14 days.

Government enforces compulsory testing notice to achieve compulsory testing on mandatory basis and community clearing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400096.htm
The Sha Tin District Office, together with the Tin Sum Police Station, the Auxiliary Medical Service, the Hong Kong Housing Society (Housing Society) and the related departments will conduct enforcement action on compulsory testing notice at Ming Yan Lau of Jat Min Chuen in Sha Tin on December 24. Starting from 6am, residents entering and leaving Ming Yan Lau in Sha Tin must provide the SMS notification through mobile phone or related certification containing the test results of the COVID-19 tests arranged by the Government, to show that they participated in such tests from December 17 to 21, 2020 as required pursuant to the compulsory testing notice issued by the Government earlier on.

Third round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/24/P2020122400005.htm

Over 46,000 taxi drivers participated in one-off compulsory testing scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300875.htm
​A one-off compulsory COVID-19 testing scheme for taxi drivers launched by the Transport Department (TD) was held from December 9 to 22 and a total of 13 Dedicated Testing Centres were set up across the territory. The TD today said that with the unwavering support by the taxi trade, a total of 46,118 taxi drivers have undergone the test at the Centres. Amongst the test results of these taxi drivers, three of them were confirmed positive by the Department of Health (DH). The DH has contacted the concerned taxi drivers and followed up the cases according to the established procedures.

Over 80 collection points across territory for public to submit deep throat saliva specimen
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300872.htm
The Government will set up 23 additional specimen collection points in government premises in various districts across the territory. Coupled with the 60 existing specimen collection points (including 47 designated general outpatient clinics (GOPCs) of the Hospital Authority (HA) and 13 designated clinics of the Department of Health (DH), there will be a total of 83 specimen collection points across the territory to facilitate the public to undergo voluntary testing for “early identification, early isolation and early treatment”.

New mobile specimen collection station set up at Ping Tin Estate in Lam Tin
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300768.htm

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300437.htm
A 77-year-old male patient (case number: 6691) with chronic disease was admitted to a Pok Oi Hospital isolation ward from a quarantine centre on December 3 due to fever. He later tested positive for COVID-19 and was transferred to an isolation ward of TMH for further treatment.

United Christian Hospital announces three preliminary positive COVID-19 inpatient cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300828.htm

A male police constable posted to Western Division preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300402.htm
A 41-year-old male Police Constable  posted to the Patrol Sub-unit of Western Division, preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Feeling unwell on December 10, the police officer’s family member sought medical treatment from a hospital and was tested positive for COVID-19 on the next day (December 11). The police officer was classified as close contact and was later escorted to the Quarantine Centre. He tested positive for COVID-19 on December 22.

Cleaning worker employed by Housing Department contractor at Kwai Shing East Estate tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300728.htm
After a security guard of Kwai Shing East Estate tested positive for COVID-19, the HD arranged for all security guards, cleaning workers and estate management office (EMO) staff of the estate to take the test and the cleaning worker tested positive. The cleaning worker is responsible for refuse collection at Shing Ka House. She last performed duties on December 18.

Security guard employed by Housing Department contractor at Lai Yiu Estate tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300731.htm
The security guard normally works on the night shift and is responsible for manning the ground floor guard counter of Wah Yiu House and the Security Control Room. She last performed duties on December 21, and was notified by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on the same day that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Housing Authority receives more than 400 applications under subsidy scheme for promotion of contactless payment in its markets
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300477.htm
The Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) announced that more than 400 applications were received from its market and cooked food stall tenants for the subsidy scheme for promoting contactless payment in public markets under the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund.  “It is more convenient and hygienic to use contactless payment. We encourage other stall tenants to continue installing such payment means so as to reduce the risk of virus spread,” a spokesman said. With Christmas and New Year around the corner, the HA reminds the public of the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and epidemic prevention measures while visiting the HA’s markets.

EDB to provide subsidy to kindergartens to support students’ learning at home
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300778.htm
The Education Bureau (EDB) issued a circular memorandum to all kindergartens (KGs), kindergarten-cum-child care centres and schools with kindergarten classes joining the kindergarten education scheme (collectively referred to as “Scheme-KGs” hereafter), announcing details of two schemes to subsidise KGs to support their students’ learning at home. The estimated total funding will be about $86 million.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300655.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 23

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23.htm

All press releases Dec 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Use of Vaccines) Regulation (Cap.599K)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024134e/es2202024134258.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 23 December 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 23

TOPLINE
– 63 new cases (53 local + 10 imported)
– Designated Quarantine Hotel scheme starts full operation
– Mainland and HK experts exchange views on COVID-19 situation

CHP investigates 63  confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200772.htm
– 63 newcases (53 local + 10 imported)
– Total now 8,301 (8,300 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 132 deaths
– 6,995 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 63 (53); 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 8 – 21)
Total cases: 1,262; local cases: 1,182; unknown source: 428

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 22)
27.3

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8301 cases of COVID-19, including 8300 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6995 were discharged and 132 were fatal cases, and 1144 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200627.htm

Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme fully implemented
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200839.htm
The Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme has been fully implemented since 0.00am on Dec 22. All 36 designated hotels must solely receive travellers arriving from foreign places for compulsory quarantine. Government has arranged dedicated team to inspect the designated hotels. The quarantine arrangement has been smooth so far. The 36 designated quarantine hotels provide some 12 000 rooms of various prices and types.

Mainland and HK experts exchange views on COVID-19 epidemic situation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200779.htm
During the meeting, the Mainland experts shared their views on the analysis and assessment of the current development of the pandemic around the world and on the Mainland, as well as the strategies, policies and measures for fighting the epidemic. In addition, experts from both sides exchanged views on various prevention and control measures, including preventing the importation of cases, virus testing, the usage and management of health codes, etc. The Mainland experts also introduced the research and development as well as use of COVID-19 vaccines on the Mainland and had useful exchanges on relevant issues with experts from Hong Kong.

FHB responds to media enquiries on notification of testing results
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300026.htm
At present, people will receive SMS messages containing their negative test results if they receive free testing at community testing centres, or obtain specimen bottles through private doctors, designated General Out-patient Clinics of the HA, post offices and MTR stations and return the specimen samples for testing. We will continue to improve the system so that people receiving tests can be notified of the test results via SMS messages within 48 hours as far as possible.

New mobile specimen collection stations set up at Tai Wo Hau Sports Centre and Ming Wah Dai Ha in Shau Kei Wan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200838.htm

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passes away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200426.htm
An 86-year-old male patient (case number: 6154) with chronic disease was admitted to QEH for treatment on November 27 due to a cough.

United Christian Hospital announces positive COVID-19 confirmed case
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200650.htm
An 89-year-old female patient admitted to the UCH Accident and Emergency Department (AED) on December 20 due to a fall. She was transferred to the Medical and Geriatric Ward for further treatment. Medical staff arranged a COVID-19 deep throat saliva test and the test result was positive.

A female police officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200657.htm
A 26-year-old female police officer posted to the Regional Missing Person Unit, Kowloon East Region preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. She felt unwell on December 18 and sought medical treatment at a clinic on December 20. She attended a meeting with a non-government organisation (NGO) on December 19.

A male police officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/23/P2020122300023.htm
A 23-year-old male police officer who is posted to the Patrol Sub-unit of Ngau Tau Kok Division, preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  Feeling unwell on December 21, the police officer’s family member was escorted by ambulance to the hospital and was preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 on December 22.

Pet dog tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200720.htm
The case involves a Pomeranian tn Sham Tseng. When the owner was found to be a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, the dog was sent to the AFCD for quarantine on December 15. Samples collected from the dog by the department tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200602.htm

New Year countdown celebrations go online for locals to welcome 2021 in the safety of their home
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/12-NYCD-announcement_EN.pdf
On 31 December, the HKTB’s website (discoverhongkong.com) and social media platforms (Facebook and YouTube) will begin showing a live countdown clock at 11pm and 11:30pm respectively. Once the clock strikes midnight, a two-minute video featuring views of Victoria Harbour and landmarks of Hong Kong will follow, along with festive greetings sending blessings to the world and looking forward to Hong Kong remaining vibrant as ever in 2021.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 22

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22.htm

All press releases Dec 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 22

TOPLINE
– 85 new cases (78 local + 7 imported)
– All arrivals from the UK banned from Dec 22
– Compulsory testing notice for three buildings in Kwung Tong, Kwai Tsing and Shai Kei Wan
– CPI down 0.2% in November y-o-y

CHP investigates 85  confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100792.htm
– 85 newcases (78 local + 7 imported)
– Total now 8,238 (8,237 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 131 deaths
– 6,910 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 85 (78); 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 7 – 20)
Total cases: 1,255; local cases: 1175; unknown source: 428

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 20)
29.4

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8238 cases of COVID-19, including 8237 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6910 were discharged and 131 were fatal cases, and 1167 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100504.htm

Government strengthens restrictions to persons arriving at Hong Kong from United Kingdom
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/22/P2020122200030.htm
All persons who have stayed in the UK for more than two hours in the past 14 days (including Hong Kong residents) will not be allowed to board  [flights] for Hong Kong.
– The Government is working on the legislative amendment in parallel, which will allow the compulsory quarantine period to last for more than 14 days when necessary, including lengthening the compulsory quarantine period for persons who arrive at Hong Kong from the UK to 21 days. Details will be announced after the endorsement by the Executive Council.

Suspension of all airmail services to UK
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100886.htm

Nineteen community testing centres across territory in full operation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100987.htm
To further facilitate members of the public to undergo COVID-19 testing, the Government will set up an additional community testing centre at Ngau Tau Kok Road Sports Centre which will commence service on December 23 (Wednesday). There will be a total of 19 community testing centres across the territory providing relevant testing services for the public, and the total daily testing volume will exceed 20,000 tests.

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100748.htm
– Three premises in Kwung Tong, Kwai Tsing, and Shau Kei Wan

New mobile specimen collection stations set up at Lam Tin Estate, Fu Shan Estate and Shek Lei (II) Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100870.htm
– Services will operate until Dec 26

Government to arrange free meal services for elderly living at Shek Wing House of Shek Lei (II) Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100922.htm
For the well being of the residents and public health safety, the Government appeals to the co-operation of all residents living at Shek Wing House to participate in the testing and stay home until the results of the tests are available, so as to prevent the risk of spreading the virus in the community. The Kwai Tsing District Office has also arranged daily delivery of free meals by Yan Chai Hospital Social Services Department to the elderly living at Shek Wing House to facilitate their staying home.

Princess Margaret Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passes away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100521.htm
An 82-year-old female patient with chronic disease (case number: 6606) was admitted to PMH on November 14 due to discomfort with sputum retention.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital update on a walk-away patient incident
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100344.htm
The hospital wards have enhanced patient’s management and surveillance. Security has been enhanced to the floors of isolation wards and extra patrols have been deployed. The hospital appeals to all patients under isolation treatment to strictly follow the direction of medical staff. They should not leave the hospital without permission in order to protect the public and for their own health.

Consumer Price Indices for November 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21/P2020122100351.htm
According to the Composite CPI, overall consumer prices fell marginally by 0.2% in November 2020 over the same month a year earlier, same as the year-on-year decrease for October 2020. Netting out the effects of all Government’s one-off relief measures, the year-on-year rate of increase in the Composite CPI (i.e. the underlying inflation rate) in November 2020 was 0.3%, marginally smaller than that in October 2020 (0.4%).

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 21

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/21.htm

All press releases Dec 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 21

TOPLINE
– 74 new cases (70 local + 4 imported)

CHP investigates 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/20/P2020122000698.htm
– 74new cases (70 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 8,153 (8,152 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 130 deaths
– 6,837 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 74 (70); 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 6 – 19)
Total cases: 1,276; local cases: 1192; unknown source: 438

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 20)
30.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8153 cases of COVID-19, including 8152 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6837 were discharged and 129 were fatal cases, and 1156 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/20/P2020122000469.htm

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/20/P2020122000763.htm
An 84-year-old female patient (case number: 6745) was admitted to Pok Oi Hospital on December 3 due to fever. She was tested positive to COVID-19 and transferred to an isolation ward of TMH on December 4.

Trade assistant of TID preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/20/P2020122000614.htm
The officer worked on the 15th floor of the Trade and Industry Tower (and 13th and 19th floors as needed) and performed administrative duties for the SME Export Marketing Fund. The areas he works at are not open to the public and he does not have contact with members of the public while at work.

A female civilian staff member of Police preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/20/P2020122000315.htm
A female civilian staff member who is posted to the Police Headquarters was preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. She felt unwell on December 18, sought medical treatment and underwent testing.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 20

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/20.htm

All press releases Dec 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 20

TOPLINE
– 109 new cases (102 local + 7 imported)
– Compulsory testing for two premises in Chai Wan, Kowloon Bay

CHP investigates 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/19/P2020121900760.htm
– 109new cases (102 local + 7 imported)
– Total now 8,079 (8,078 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 129 deaths
– 6,737 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 109 (102); 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 5 – 18)
Total cases: 1,268; local cases: 1182; unknown source: 423

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 19)
33.4

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 8079 cases of COVID-19, including 8078 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6737 were discharged and 129 were fatal cases, and 1183 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/19/P2020121900497.htm

Government gazettes compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/19/P2020121900595.htm
– Two premises in Chai Wan and Kowloon Bay

New mobile specimen collection station set up at King Tsui Court in Chai Wan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/19/P2020121900833.htm
– Will operate until Dec 24

DH proactively follows up on transferring close contacts to quarantine centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/19/P2020121900655.htm
In the past 24 hours, after deploying additional staff members and further enhancing inter-departmental collaboration, a special operation concluded on 19th afternoon during which close contacts pending for transfer in the past few days have been sent to QCs. In the operation, over 480 close contacts have been arranged to QCs to undergo mandatory quarantine.

LCSD-outsourced cleaning worker tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/19/P2020121800445.htm
The outsourced cleaning worker worked at Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre in Kwun Tong District. She last performed duties on December 16.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 19

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/19.htm

All press releases Dec 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 19

TOPLINE
– 70 new cases (64 local + 6 imported)
– New compulsory testing requirement for arrivals on 19th or 20th day of return
– Canada designated a high-risk place from Dec 25
– Five designated quarantine hotels start operation
– Testing kits available at 10 more MTR stations

CHP investigates  confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800730.htm
– 70new cases (64 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 7,970 (7,969 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 129 deaths
– 6,628 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 70 (64); 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 4 – Dec 17)
Total cases: 1,310; local cases: 1218; unknown source: 431

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 18)
29.7

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7970 cases of COVID-19, including 7969 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6628 were discharged and 129 were fatal cases, and 1183 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800561.htm

Specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation to be gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800522.htm
– Canada designated a high-risk place from Dec 25

Government strengthens testing requirements for persons arriving at Hong Kong from foreign places
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800850.htm
Any person aged six or above who arrives at Hong Kong on or after December 2, 2020 and is placed under quarantine pursuant to a Quarantine Order under section 3 of the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E), must undergo testing on the 19th or 20th day following the person’s arrival at Hong Kong.

Five hotels start to operate as designated quarantine hotels
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800770.htm
Five hotels (Dorsett Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong; Dorsett Wan Chai, Hong Kong; Regal Oriental Hotel; The Kimberley Hotel; and The Kowloon Hotel) have already started to operate as designated quarantine hotels. Starting from today, they solely receive travellers arriving from foreign places for the purpose of undergoing compulsory quarantine. The Government arranged dedicated teams to inspect the five hotels. The quarantine arrangement has been smooth so far.

Vaccination of nasal spray live attenuated influenza vaccines expanded under special arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800866.htm
In view of the keen demand for seasonal influenza vaccines (SIV) by members of the public and the tight supply of SIV around the world, following the earlier arrangement to increase overall supply and allocation arrangement for SIV, the Government announced a one-off special arrangement to make available unallocated nasal spray live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) to Hong Kong residents that are not among the high risk groups for influenza but are suitable for receiving the vaccines.

DH explains arrangement of transferring close contacts to quarantine centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800859.htm
The Department of Health (DH) stressed that DH had been striving to make arrangement for transfer of asymptomatic close contacts to quarantine centres for mandatory quarantine as soon as possible in order to minimize the spread of virus. DH is all alone closely monitoring the development of epidemic situation and timely reviewing the manpower requirements to ensure smooth operation… In normal circumstances, DH daily arranges up to 200 close contacts to quarantine centres.  Since the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreak in late November, DH has made internal deployment to strengthen manpower and increased the transfer capacity to 250 to 300 daily.  In the past week, the capacity has reached over 400 on certain days.

HA announces two COVID-19 patients passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800219.htm
An 84-year-old male patient (case number: 7816) with chronic illness was sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on December 15 due to cough and pneumonia symptoms; an 85-year-old male patient (case number: 6299) admitted to the isolation ward of Caritas Medical Centre on December 4 due to COVID-19.

Hospital Authority announces healthcare workers test preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800670.htm
A male nurse of Kowloon Hospital’s extended care ward tested preliminarily positive for COVID 19 on December 17. His brother and sister-in-law, who work in Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital as physician and Tung Wah Hospital Endoscopy Centre as nurse, also tested preliminarily positive this morning.

EDB officer tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800525.htm
The officer works at 6/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, Tamar, and does not have contact with members of the public in her daily work. The officer last returned to her office on December 15.

Security guard employed by Housing Department contractor at Kwai Shing East Estate tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800491.htm
The security guard normally works on the night shift and is responsible for patrolling the public areas of Kwai Shing East Estate. He last performed duties on December 13.

Woman sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800616.htm

10 Additional MTR stations and vending machines for distributing COVID-19 specimen collection packs
https://www.mtr.com.hk/archive/corporate/en/press_release/PR-20-086-E.pdf
The 10 additional stations are Shau Kei Wan, Wan Chai, Sai Ying Pun, Ho Man Tin, Prince Edward, Kai Tak, Wu Kai Sha, Tsuen Wan West, Sheung Shui and Tung Chung. The Corporation will continue to install more vending machines and targets to have two machines in each of the 20 stations by early 2021.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 18

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18.htm

All press releases Dec 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 18

TOPLINE
– 96 new cases (90 local + 6 imported)
– $5.5b more in relief funding for hard-hit sectors
– October exports by volume down 0.1%; imports up 1.0% y-o-y
– Unemployment edges down to 6.3%
– Rugby 7s deferred until November; HK to host series finale

CHP investigates 96 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700720.htm
– 96new cases (90 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 7,900 (7,899 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 125 deaths
– 6,534 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 96 (90); 82 (79); 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 3 – Dec 16)
Total cases: 1,304; local cases: 1207; unknown source: 440

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 17)
31.7

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7900 cases of COVID-19, including 7899 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6534 were discharged and 125 were fatal cases, and 1211 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700460.htm

Transcript of remarks by CS at media session on $5.5b in relief funding
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700728.htm
If you talk about the quantum, the amount of money involved, in fact we’re talking about $5.5 billion in this round which is actually double that of the previous round, the third round, which is only $2.8 billion… This time, we are really talking about very focused, targeted approach, particularly helping those hard hit, hard hit means those really, they have got to close down, for example the gyms. There are a lot of other places, beauty parlours and so and so forth. And then the catering industry, they’ve got to face the challenge of no dining at all after 6pm etc. They are very badly hit. We’re talking about really hard hit sectors and also they fall into the prescribed premises.

Government explains issues regarding regulation and monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700781.htm
The Government will on one hand strive for the early supply of COVID-19 vaccines to Hong Kong, and at the same time ensure that all vaccines must satisfy the relevant requirements and procedures, including completion of phase 3 clinical trials and obtaining emergency use approval by the drug regulatory authority of the local jurisdiction and Hong Kong pursuant to the emergency legislation under preparation, with a view to ensuring safety, efficacy and quality of vaccines.

FHB met testing agencies of community testing centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/18/P2020121800011.htm
Currently, 18 community testing centres have commenced service on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon, New Territories East and New Territories West, providing testing services for over 10,000 persons per day. Coupled with the community testing centre to commence service soon at Ngau Tau Kok Road Sports Centre, the total daily testing capacity will exceed 20,000 tests. Since opening on November 15, in the past month (as at December 15), community testing centres had provided testing service for about 245,000 persons, of which 477 samples tested preliminarily positive (0.19 per cent) and were referred to the Centre for Health Protection for confirmatory tests and follow-up. From November 23 to December 15, the Government had set up a total of 17 mobile specimen collection stations or specimen bottle distribution point, which provided testing service for a total of more than 103,000 persons, of which 112 samples tested preliminarily positive (0.11 per cent).

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700644.htm
– A spa and salon in Central and a housing estate in Kwai Chung

New mobile specimen collection station set up at Lung Poon Court in Wong Tai Sin
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700742.htm
– Will operate until 21st

New TV announcement on testing for COVID-19
ENG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwb5UBrppYg

S for IT thanks CIC for supporting “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700263.htm
The “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app so far has more than 380 000 downloads. At present, over 64 000 public and private venues have participated in the scheme, among which more than 51,000 are private venues. The mobile app can also be used directly in some 18 000 taxis.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces a COVID-19 patient passes away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700684.htm
An 89-year-old female patient (case number: 7345) with chronic illness and close contact history was transferred to the PYNEH on December 9 due to cough. She was subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to the isolation ward.

North District Hospital announces a COVID-19 patient passes away
An 80-year-old male patient with chronic diseases admitted to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital on November 23 due to fever. His condition continued to deteriorate, and he was then transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of NDH on December 3.

Buildings Department building surveyor preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700396.htm
The building surveyor works on 7/F, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, and she is responsible for processing building plans and related work. The concerned office is not open to the public. She is a close contact of a confirmed case.

Volume and price statistics of external merchandise trade in October 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700296.htm
In October 2020, the volume of Hong Kong’s total exports of goods decreased by 0.1%, while the volume of imports of goods increased by 1.0% over October 2019. Comparing the first ten months of 2020 with the same period in 2019, the volume of Hong Kong’s total exports of goods and imports of goods decreased by 2.9% and 5.1% respectively.

Unemployment and underemployment statistics for September – November 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17/P2020121700397.htm
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly from 6.4% in August – October 2020 to 6.3% in September – November 2020. The underemployment rate also decreased from 3.8% in August – October 2020 to 3.4% in September – November 2020.

Rugby 7s deferred until Nov 2021
https://www.world.rugby/sevens-series/news/609700/monaco-to-host-repechage-event-as-rugby-sevens-prepares-for-tokyo-olympics
Due to the restrictions currently in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and with positive developments in the fight against the disease beginning to emerge around the globe, the collective decision has been taken to move the scheduling of the Series events in Singapore and Hong Kong from initially proposed dates in April, to 29-30 October and 5-7 November, 2021 respectively, with Hong Kong acting as the Series finale.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 17

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/17.htm

All press releases Dec 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 17

TOPLINE
– 82 new cases (79 local + 3 imported)
– Compulsory testing notice for two buildings in Wong Tai Sin, Sha Tin
– Free Covid tests for domestic helpers until 31 Jan 2021
– Airport Authority extends relief measures for 3 months until March 2021

CHP investigates 82 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600761.htm
– 82 new cases (79 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 7,804 (7,803 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 123 deaths
– 6,439 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 2 – Dec 15)
Total cases: 1,325; local cases: 1225; unknown source 420

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 16)
33.3

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7804 cases of COVID-19, including 7803 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6439 were discharged and 123 were fatal cases, and 1212 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600613.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600790.htm
– Two premises in Wong Tai Sin and Sha Tin

CHP follows up on COVID-19 confirmed cases of Ming Lai House, Choi Wan (II) Estate and Ming Yan Lau, Jat Min Chuen
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600824.htm

New mobile specimen collection station to be set up in Jat Min Chuen in Sha Tin
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600746.htm
– Operating from Dec 17 until Dec 21

Foreign Domestic Helpers can make appointments for free COVID-19 testing service
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600777.htm
The Government will provide one-off free COVID-19 testing service to all foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong from December 18, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Booking for the relevant service can be made starting from December 17. FDHs should make advance booking for the free testing service via the community testing centre booking system (www.communitytest.gov.hk). Those who did not make an appointment will need to pay for the testing service at $240.

FEHD reminds market tenants and catering business operators to comply with anti-epidemic regulations and adopt anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600754.htm

OGCIO Analyst/Programmer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600263.htm
The officer provides IT procurement-related administrative services at 6/F, North Point Government Offices. The area he works at is not open to the public and he does not have contact with members of the public while at work. He last performed his duties on December 14.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600602.htm

AA Further Extends Relief Package by Three Months till March to Support Airport Community
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2020/pr_1496
The Airport Authority’s (AA) relief package for the airport community will continue for another three months to March 2021 in view of the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LegCo Q&A

LCQ1: Anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600341.htm

LCQ8: “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600222.htm

LCQ10: Developing local tourism products
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600431.htm

LCQ12: Assistance for sectors of sports, performing arts, culture and publication
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16/P2020121600454.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 16

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/16.htm

All press releases Dec 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 16

TOPLINE
– 98 new cases (89 local + 9 imported)
– 6 designated hotels to accept quarantine guests from Dec 18

CHP investigates 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500697.htm
– 98 new cases (89 local +  9 imported)
– Total now 7,722 (7,721 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 123 deaths
– 6,345 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 98 (89); 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3)

14-day rolling totals (Dec 1 – Dec 14)
Total cases: 1,309; local cases: 1208; unknown source 411

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 15)
32.7

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7722 cases of COVID-19, including 7721 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6345 were discharged and 122 were fatal cases, and 1225 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases and two confirmed patients pass away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500587.htm
A 79-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 7611) transferred to the Accident and Emergency Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital for resuscitation on afternoon of December 14; a 64-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 6347) transferred to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital from a quarantine centre on November 30.

Government to gazette specifications in relation to Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme and further announce detailed arrangements
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500785.htm
– A total of six hotels (Dorsett Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong; Dorsett Wan Chai, Hong Kong; Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour; Regal Oriental Hotel; The Kimberley Hotel; and The Kowloon Hotel) are able to operate as a designated quarantine hotel earlier, starting from December 18.

– From December 18, all travellers arriving in Hong Kong by air and to be accommodated at designated hotels are required to board the designated transport arranged by the Government to proceed to their hotels. There are five routes for designated transportation services, covering Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories daily from 2pm to 11pm.

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500668.htm
– Covers three buildings in Tai Po, Kwun Tong and Wong Tai Sin

New mobile specimen collection stations to be set up in Po Tat Estate, Kwun Tong and Choi Wan (II) Estate, Wong Tai Sin
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500701.htm

EPD arranges COVID-19 testing for frontline staff and relevant personnel of works contractors
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500292.htm
The works projects include Integrated Waste Management Facilities Phase 1 (IWMF 1), Organic Resources Recovery Centre Phase 2 (O•PARK2) and the South East New Territories Landfill Extension, covering about 1,000 staff …  In addition, about 80 frontline staff of the operator of WEEE•PARK may come into contact with members of the public while collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment from them. The EPD will arrange a further two rounds of testing for the staff concerned starting from December 21 and January 11 respectively.

Queen Mary Hospital announces a COVID-19 patient passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500689.htm
A 77-year-old female patient (case number: 5543) admitted to the isolation ward of QMH on November 20 due to COVID-19. Her condition continued to deteriorate. She was then transferred to the Adult Intensive Care Unit on December 4.

Police dog tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500666.htm
The case involves a German shepherd based at the Police Dog Unit Hong Kong International Airport Operational Base. Its handler was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.

Hong Kong Customs urges public to stop using one type of surgical mask suspected of exceeding bacterial limit
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121400675.htm

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Concludes with nearly 850,000 views for online masterclasses
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/12-wine-and-dine-festival-E.pdf

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 15

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15.htm

All press releases Dec 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 15

TOPLINE
– 82 new cases (77 local + 5 imported)
– Compulsory testing order for Wong Tai Sin housing block

CHP investigates confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400773.htm
– 82 new cases (77 local + 5 imported)
– Total now 7,624 (7,623 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 120 deaths
– 6,266 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 82 (77); 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 30 – Dec 13)
Total cases: 1,303; local cases: 1199; unknown source: 384

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 14)
32

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7624 cases of COVID-19, including 7623 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6266 were discharged and 120 were fatal cases, and 1208 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400513.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400850.htm
Any person who had been present at Kwai Tung House of Tung Tau (II) Estate, 183 Tung Tau Tsuen Road, Wong Tai Sin for more than two hours at any time during the period from November 22 to December 14, 2020 (including but not limited to visitors, residents and workers) …must  undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test by December 19.

CHP follows up on COVID-19 confirmed cases of Kwai Tung House, Tung Tau (II) Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400817.htm
As the patients of the confirmed cases live on the 23rd floor or above, the CHP took into account the opinions from experts and decided to carry out prudent measures on infection control. The DH will issue quarantine orders to asymptomatic residents of units 15 between 23rd floor and 30th floor of Kwai Tung House and transfer them to quarantine centres; symptomatic residents will be sent to the hospital for treatment.

New mobile specimen collection station to be set up in Tung Tau (II) Estate and service dates of stations in various districts to be adjusted    
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500020.htm

Government clarifies rumours on Internet regarding procurement of Mainland vaccines
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/15/P2020121500015.htm
In response to rumours on social media that the Government’s procurement of COVID-19 vaccines is a political decision for transfer of benefits to the Mainland or individual companies, a Government spokesman firmly refuted such rumours and pointed out that the Government’s procurement of vaccines is solely based on prevailing scientific evidence and that our goal is to provide as early as possible the safest and most effective vaccines for the entire Hong Kong population. The relevant rumours are completely unfounded. The rumour mongers act with evil intentions in disregard of public interest. The Government expresses deep regret over the malicious act of spreading rumours targeting affairs concerning public health.

FEHD steps up inspections and takes stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400489.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) and the Police conducted joint operations in various districts across the territory on Saturday December 12 and Sunday December 13, to step up inspections at catering premises and private barbeque sites. The FEHD and the Police inspected 452 catering premises during the joint operations, and the FEHD also inspected 1,701 catering premises on its own over the past two days. Separately, the FEHD and the Police, in their joint operations on December 12, also covered the inspection of six private barbeque sites in Tuen Mun District, North District, Yuen Long District and Tai Po District. During the joint operations, the FEHD issued verbal warnings to two operators of private barbeque sites during daytime, and did not find any of the barbeque sites inspected in operation after 6pm.

HA announces two COVID-19 patients passed away at public hospitals
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400765.htm
A 69-year-old male patient with chronic disease (case number: 6839) was transferred from quarantine centre to Tuen Mun Hospital isolation ward for treatment on December 4 due to fever. In addition, a 73-year-old male patient (case number: 7560) with chronic diseases was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on December 12 due to fever and oxygen desaturation.

Hall attendant employed by Housing Department’s contractor tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400388.htm
The hall attendant is normally responsible for crowd control at podium level 1 of the centre. He last performed duties on December 12.

THB officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400486.htm
The officer worked on the 20th floor of the East Wing of the Central Government Offices in Tamar and performed support duties without contact with members of the public while at work. He last performed his duties on December 9.

Cleaning workers of GPA subcontractor test positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400672.htm
Four cleaning workers employed by a subcontractor for cleaning services at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Port (HKP) have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All four were from the night shift and are responsible for general cleaning and disinfection services at the Passenger Clearance Building of the HZMB HKP.

Male Police Sergeant preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400858.htm
A 44-year-old male Sergeant from the Airport Police District was tested on December 13. Preliminary results released on December 14 showed that he was positive for COVID-19. He had no travel history over the past 14 days and had no contact with members of the public during his daily work. He last attended work on December 8.

Three persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine orders
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400689.htm

LegCo Secretariat releases Research Brief on “Challenges and economic impacts arising from Coronavirus Disease 2019”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14/P2020121400394.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 14

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/14.htm

All press releases Dec 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 14

TOPLINE
– 95 new cases (92 local + 3 imported)
– Update on Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme

CHP investigates 95 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/13/P2020121300617.htm
– 95 new cases (92 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 7,542 (7,541 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 117 deaths
– 6,202 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 95 (92); 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 29 – Dec 12)
Total cases: 1,323; local cases: 1216; unknown source: 364

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 13)
30.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7542 cases of COVID-19, including 7541 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6202 were discharged and 117 were fatal cases, and 1193 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/13/P2020121300429.htm

Latest development of Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/13/P2020121300563.htm
– Designated quarantine hotels which can complete relevant preparatory work, including meeting the Government’s infection control requirements under the Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme and serving solely quarantine guests in their hotels, can start operating as a designated quarantine hotel earlier, effective December 18.

– The Government will, from December 18, arrange designated transportation to send travellers from the airport and the Holding Centre for Test Result (at the Rambler Garden Hotel) to the 36 designated quarantine hotels.

– Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on December 21 should reserve a hotel at a designated quarantine hotel before departure otherwise they will be refused to board the flight. [Note: To deal with unforeseen developments such as flight delays or time needed for COVID testing upon arrival]

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/13/P2020121300377.htm
A 42-year-old female patient admitted to QEH Intensive Care Unit on December 6 due to fever, cough and shortness of breath. She later tested positive for COVID-19. She required mechanical ventilation for assisting breathing all along.

Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital announces a nurse tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/13/P2020121300611.htm
A female nurse of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology attended the Ma On Shan Family Medicine Centre on December 11 due to fever. She was arranged to undergo deep throat saliva test and the test result available on December 12 was positive to COVID-19. The last duty day of the nurse concerned was December 11.

A Hongkong Post postman preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/13/P2020121300731.htm
The postman works for the General Post Office Delivery Office (GPO/DO) and discharges delivery duty for Nos. 110 to 176F of Queen’s Road Central, Nos. 74 to 82 of Stanley Street, as well as Nos. 83 to 133 and 166 to 198 of Wellington Street. GPO/DO is not opened to public and it is separated from other working units in the same building including the post office. He last performed duty on December 11.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 13

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202013/12.htm

All press releases Dec 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 13

TOPLINE
– 69 new cases (64 local + 5 imported)
– 5 more community testing centres to open

CHP investigates 69 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200696.htm
– 69 new cases (64 local + 5 imported)
– Total now 7,447 (7,446 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 115 deaths
– 6,114 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 69 (64); 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 27 – Dec 10)
Total cases: 1,338; local cases: 1233; unknown source: 371

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 11)
29.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7447 cases of COVID-19, including 7446 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 6114 were discharged and 115 were fatal cases, and 1188 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200538.htm

Government responds to media enquiries on COVID-19 vaccine procurement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200793.htm
The Government will continue to negotiate advance purchase agreements with other vaccine developers and strive to provide sufficient supplies of vaccines which are proven to be safe and effective for the Hong Kong population as early as possible. After the relevant vaccines obtain approval from the Government, arrangement will be made for the public to receive vaccination as soon as possible.

Five additional community testing centres to commence service next week onwards
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200368.htm
The five new community testing centres will be located at Tin Ching Community Hall in Tin Shui Wai, Shek Tong Tsui Sports Centre, To Kwa Wan Sports Centre, Ma On Shan Sports Centre and Ngau Tau Kok Road Sports Centre. There will be a total of 19 community testing centres across the territory providing relevant testing services for the public, and the total daily testing volume will exceed 20 000 tests.

Second round of compulsory testing for staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes to commence shortly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200446.htm

Queen Mary Hospital announces a patient testing preliminary positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200551.htm

Kwong Wah Hospital nurse tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19 and supporting staff did not wear suitable respirator while cleaning ward
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200701.htm

A CAS member preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/13/P2020121300035.htm
He was responsible for manning the enquiry hotline at the command centre and his work did not involve any contact with members of the public or persons under quarantine. He wore surgical masks while performing duties and properly maintained social distancing with people he had contacted. He last attended for duty on December 10.

Judiciary backend support staff members preliminarily test positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200734.htm
The relevant staff works in the High Court Building (HCB). The staff does not need to be in contact with court users. The staff felt unwell on Thursday (December 10) and was preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec 12.

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/13/P2020121200805.htm
A staff member responsible for backend support duties at the District Court (DC) tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member does not need to be in contact with court users. She felt unwell and sought medical advice last Wednesday (December 9) and tested positive on December 12.

A Police Station Sergeant preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200665.htm
After five police officers, who are posted to the Airport Police District, tested positive or preliminary positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) earlier, another officer who did not have close contact with the above officers was preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The 53-year-old male Police Station Sergeant is a dog handler of Police Dog Unit and stationed at Airport Police District.

DH’s Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Clinic of Queen Mary Hospital undergoes disinfection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200637.htm
The Department of Health announced today (December 12) that its Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Clinic of Queen Mary Hospital learned that a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 had visited the clinic for treatment on December 11 and has arranged a thorough cleaning and disinfection for the clinic.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 12

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12.htm

All press releases Dec 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 12

TOPLINE
–  86 new cases (81 local + 5 imported)
– Government announces vaccine procurement plan
– Designated Hotel Quarantine Scheme from December 22
– Work from home for civil servants extended until Dec 23
– BA banned from operating inbound flights until Dec 25
– New function for “LeaveHomeSafe” app
– External direct investment of $16,186 billion (US$2,075 billion) in 2019

CHP investigates 86 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100795.htm
– 86 new cases (85 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 7,378 (7,371 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 114 deaths
– 5,996 discharged
– BA banned from operating inbound flights until Dec 25

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 86 (81); 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 27 – Dec 10)
Total cases: 1,344; local cases: 1241; unknown source: 350

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 11)
31.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7378 cases of COVID-19, including 7377 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5996 were discharged and 114 were fatal cases, and 1238 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100497.htm

Government announces latest development of COVID-19 vaccine procurement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/12/P2020121200031.htm
– The Government has reached a preliminary agreement with Sinovac Biotech (Hong Kong) Limited to provide 7.5 million doses of vaccine to Hong Kong. The first batch of one million vaccine doses is expected to be delivered to Hong Kong in January 2021 the earliest.

– The Government has reached an agreement with Fosun Pharma to procure a maximum of 7.5 million doses of the vaccine developed by Fosun Pharma in collaboration with the German drug manufacturer BioNTech (Pfizer is the collaboration partner of BioNTech in regions outside of Greater China). The first batch of one million doses is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2021 the earliest.

– These two vaccines are two-dose vaccines, and the amount of doses procured is sufficient to cover the entire Hong Kong population.

– The Government will also enter into an agreement with AstraZeneca to procure 7.5 million doses of the vaccine it developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford. Supply of the vaccine will be slightly later and doses are expected to start arriving in Hong Kong by batches by the end of the second quarter of 2021 the earliest.

– The Government’s goal is to provide vaccines for the majority of the Hong Kong population within 2021 through vaccination programmes led by the Government. Members of the public can receive the vaccines on a voluntary basis free of charge.

Transcript of remarks of press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100809.htm
About the vaccination programme, since these vaccines are to be authorised for emergency use, which means that they may not be readily available on the market, so at the moment what I could see is this is very much a government vaccination programme. The purchase, the administration, the prioritisation and distribution will all be government-managed. In other words, the private practitioner may not be able to buy the vaccine and administer in his own clinic on a fee-paying basis. We may engage the private practitioners to help administer the vaccine but it’s still a government vaccination programme. – CE Carrie Lam

Government announces details of Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100774.htm
The Government will implement a new measure with effective from 0.00am on December 22, mandating all returnees from countries outside China to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine at the designated quarantine hotels in accordance with the directions under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H).

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Labour Department reminds foreign domestic helpers and employers of the new measure on designated quarantine hotels
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100830.htm

Government to gazette specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100893.htm
– Doctors continue to be empowered to order compulsory tests for suspected COVID-19 cases

Special work arrangements for government employees to be extended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100423.htm
The special work arrangements for government employees will be extended until December 23. Save for those involved in the provision of emergency services and essential public services, all other government employees will be arranged to continue to work from home. The Government will closely monitor the epidemic situation and review the arrangements before December 23.

Three new functions added to “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app to enhance user experience
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100227.htm
– Auto check-out
– Simplified steps for entering different venues
– Review of personal visit records

FEHD reminds market tenants and catering business operators to comply with anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100837.htm

New mobile specimen collection station set up in Ma On Shan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100675.htm

Compulsory testing scheme for taxi drivers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100759.htm
As at noon on December 11, around 27 500 taxi drivers have made appointments through the registration hotline for the tests and more than 11 000 taxi drivers have completed the tests.

Queen Mary Hospital announces patient confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100645.htm
A 59-year-old female patient attended the Accident and Emergency Department (AED) on December 10 due to fever and headache.

Two staff members of DH preliminary test positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100781.htm
Two staff members from the Government Chinese Medicines Testing Institute (GCMTI) and Dental Services have preliminary tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A male police officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100523.htm
After four police officers osted to the Airport Police District tested positive or preliminary positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) earlier, another male police officer, who did not have close contact with the above officers, preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The 46-year-old male police officer is a dog handler of the Police Dog Unit and stationed at Airport Police District. He received a COVID-19 test on December 9 and did not feel unwell at that time. Preliminary results released on December 11 showed that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Police Sergeant preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100191.htm

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine orders
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100654.htm

EPD distributes face masks to refuse collection and recycling trade employees
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100526.htm
The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) on December 11 distributed face masks to drivers of refuse collection vehicles using the services at refuse transfer stations and landfills as well as various recycling and waste collection trade associations and recycling service contractors to support the work of frontline personnel and thank them for standing ready to fight the epidemic together.

External direct investment of Hong Kong in 2019
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11/P2020121100318.htm
Hong Kong’s stock of external DI fell moderately in 2019, due to some major corporate restructuring exercises. Nonetheless, the stocks of overall inward and outward DI remained substantial at $16,186.9 billion and $15,694.4 billion (565% and 548% of GDP) respectively at end-2019, making Hong Kong the world’s third largest destination and sixth largest source of external DI. The vast stock of external DI in Hong Kong testifies our status as an international financial centre and commercial hub, as well as our attractiveness as a base for multinational corporations to manage their investments and businesses around the world.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Designated Hotels for Quarantine – All you need to know
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html

List of Designated Hotels
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 11

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/11.htm

All press releases Dec 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 11

TOPLINE
– 112 new cases (102 local + 10 imported)
– Ukraine designated as high-risk place
– Compulsory testing order for 2 residential buildings

CHP investigates 112 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000831.htm
–  112 new cases (102 local + 10 imported)
– Total now 7,292 (7,291 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 114 deaths
– 5,900 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 112 (102); 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 26 – Dec 9)
Total cases: 1,313; local cases: 1214; unknown source: 332

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 10)
31.1

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7292 cases of COVID-19, including 7291 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5900 were discharged and 114 were fatal cases, and 1248 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000557.htm

Specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation to be gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000609.htm
– Ukraine designated as a high-risk place

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000799.htm
The Government will exercise the power under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) and publish in the Gazette a compulsory testing notice, which requires any person who had been present at two specified premises during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test by December 14.

CHP follows up on COVID-19 confirmed cases of Block 6 of Richland Gardens
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000746.htm
​The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) on December 10 said as seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 recently occurred at Block 6 of Richland Gardens, which involved units D at four different floors, the CHP is proactively following up to investigate whether the infections of the cases are related, so as to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus. The CHP has co-ordinated with related Government departments and organisations and conducted a site inspection this morning to different floors and the concerned units D of Block 6 to investigate and examine if environmental factors were involved in the infection of the cases.

New mobile specimen collection station set up in Richland Gardens in Kowloon Bay
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000914.htm
Starting from December 10, the Government has arranged the testing agency, ONCO Medical Laboratory Limited, to set up a mobile specimen collection station at the badminton court of Richland Gardens to provide testing service for residents and workers of Richland Gardens who are subject to compulsory testing. Operating hours will be daily from 10am to 8pm. Tentatively, the mobile specimen collection station will operate until December 14 (Monday).

Tuen Mun Hospital announces an administration staff preliminarily confirmed with COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000714.htm
An administration staff of Patient Resources Centre (PRC) of TMH has onset of sore throat since December 8 and sought medical treatment from the staff clinic of Queen Mary Hospital yesterday. COVID-19 test was arranged and the preliminary result available last night was positive to COVID-19. The staff member is currently staying in the Community Treatment Facility of AsiaWorld-Expo with stable condition.

Yan Chai Hospital announces a nurse preliminarily confirmed with COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000723.htm
A female nurse of the Department of Operating Theatre Services of YCH attended Accident and Emergency Department of Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) on December 9 for her persistent malaise since December 5. She was arranged to undergo COVID-19 deep throat saliva test and the test result was positive to COVID-19. She is currently receiving treatment under isolation in QEH with stable condition.

An Assistant Education Officer of EDB preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000760.htm
The officer concerned works at the Kowloon Regional Education Office, 1/F, East Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong. The floor concerned is not open to the public.

LCSD-outsourced library worker tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000762.htm
The outsourced library worker performed duties at the Central Reference Library of the Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL) in Wan Chai District. He last performed duties on December 4. As he had been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, he was sent to a quarantine centre and was tested for COVID-19. He was notified on December 9 that he had tested positive.

A chainman of Housing Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000800.htm
The Housing Department on December 10 learnt that a chainman has been tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). He has been admitted to the Community Treatment Facility in AsiaWorld-Expo for treatment. His workstation is located at Oi Man Estate, Ho Man Tin which is not open to the public. He has no contact with the public while performing his duties. He last returned to office on December 8.

Update regarding a female police officer preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000853.htm

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000705.htm

Quarterly business receipts indices for service industries for third quarter of 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000308.htm
Comparing the third quarter of 2020 with the third quarter of 2019, double-digit decreases were recorded in business receipts of the accommodation services (-50.8%), food services (-35.3%), administrative and support services (-27.5%), transportation (-23.7%), retail (-16.7%) and banking (-13.8%) industries. On the other hand, double-digit increases were recorded in business receipts of the courier (+42.5%), warehousing and storage (+19.6%), financing (except banking) (+15.4%) and real estate (+10.3%) industries during the same period.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 10

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10.htm

All press releases Dec 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599j
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 10

TOPLINE
– 104 new cases (99 local + 5 imported)
– Compulsory testing order for 5 premises: 3 residential buildings, 1 shopping centre, 1 construction site

CHP investigates 104 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900806.htm
– 104 new cases (99 local + 5 imported)
– Total now 7,180 (7,179 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 114 deaths
– 5,783 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 104 (99); 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 25 – Dec 8)
Total cases: 1,294; local cases: 1198; unknown source: 313

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 9)
30.4

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7180 cases of COVID-19, including 7179 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5783 were discharged and 114 were fatal cases, and 1253 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900683.htm

Government to gazette compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900931.htm
The Government will exercise the power under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) and publish in the Gazette a compulsory testing notice, which requires any person who had been present at five specified premises during the specified periods to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test by December 14.

Mobile specimen collection stations at Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Wong Tai Sin, Kwai Shing and Tung Chung continue to provide virus testing services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/10/P2020121000014.htm

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900803.htm
The 75-year-old female patient (case number: 6342) was admitted to QEH on November 29 for treatment on her chronic illness. She was later tested positive for COVID-19. The patient’s condition continued to deteriorate and she eventually succumbed at 5:39pm on Dec 9.

Assistant housing manager of Housing Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900693.htm
Her workstation is situated at the Housing Department Kowloon East (7) and (10) District Tenancy Management Office (DTMO) on the ground floor, Sau Yat House, Sau Mau Ping Estate. She last worked in the office on December 2. It was confirmed on December 8 that she had been infected with COVID-19.

ICAC investigating officer preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900748.htm
The officer concerned worked at the ICAC Building in North Point. He last went to work on December 7 and has no recent travel history. He is the close contact of a confirmed case but remained asymptomatic at work.

A female police officer preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900874.htm
A 43-year-old female police officer posted to the Regional Crime Prevention Officer, New Territories South Region was preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. She felt unwell on December 7 and sought medical treatment at a clinic. Preliminary results released on December 9 showed that she tested positive for COVID-19. She had no travel history over the past 14 days and her work did not involve any contact with members of the public.

LegCo Q&A

LCQ13: Government’s anti-epidemic efforts
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900344.htm

LCQ17: Measures to support convention and exhibition industry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09/P2020120900359.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 9

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/09.htm

All press releases Dec 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 9

TOPLINE
– 100 new cases (95 local + 5 imported)
– 7 epidemic control laws extended until 31 March 2020
– Law amended to restrict movement of people under compulsory testing, seal off premises for testing
– Restaurants to close at 6pm

CHP investigates 100 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/08/P2020120800769.htm
– 100 new cases  (95 local + 5 imported)
– Total now 7,076 (7,075 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 112 deaths
– 5,696 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 100 (95); 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 24 – Dec 7)
Total cases: 1,274; local cases: 1172; unknown source: 303

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 8)
28.6

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 7076 cases of COVID-19, including 7075 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5696 were discharged and 112 were fatal cases, and 1238 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/08/P2020120800618.htm

Government further tightens social distancing measures and extends expiry dates of Regulations under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/08/P2020120800780.htm
– Restaurants to close at 6pm; 2 people per table; 50% capacity
– Gyms, beauty parlours, massage establishments, sports premises, pools to close
– Group gathering limit of 2 in public
– Mask wearing in public remains compulsory
– 7 epidemic control laws extended until 31 March 2021 (i.e. Cap 599-C to Cap 599-I)

Government gazetted latest amendments to Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/08/P2020120800808.htm
The Government gazetted on December 8 the latest amendments to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (the Regulation) (Cap. 599J) to provide the legal framework for the Government to, according to the needs of infection control, restrict movement of persons subject to compulsory testing, or seal off premises with epidemic outbreaks until all persons on the premises have undergone testing and the test results are ascertained.

Housing Department chainman tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/08/P2020120800630.htm
The Housing Department on December 8 learned that a chainman has tested positive for COVID-19. He is staying at hospital for treatment.His workstation is located at Oi Man Estate, Ho Man Tin, which is not open to the public. He has no contact with the public while performing his duties. The chainman last returned to his office on December 7.

Staff member from home quarantine taskforce of CHP preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/08/P2020120800583.htm
The staff member is a Senior Ambulanceman working part-time in the home quarantine taskforce and is a close contact of the three other staff members from the taskforce who tested positive earlier, having worked together with them on the fourth floor of the CHP Building. He developed symptoms on December 5. The staff member is responsible for answering calls and enquiries from persons under home quarantine and hotel quarantine. He does not have contact with members of the public during his daily work at the taskforce and last performed his duties on December 4.

Caritas Medical Centre announces a nurse of the Operating Theatre preliminarily confirmed with COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/08/P2020120800716.htm
A female nurse of the Operating Theatre had onset of throat irritation from December 4 and attended Accident and Emergency Department on December 7. She took a deep throat saliva test and the test result was positive to COVID-19 on the same day. She is receiving treatment under isolation in the hospital.

Three Police officers preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/08/P2020120800828.htm

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/08/P2020120800681.htm
Three Police officers posted to the Airport Police District preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). A 41-year-old male sergeant, a 32-year-old male constable and a 28-year-old male constable felt unwell and went to the hospital and clinic respectively for treatment on December 7. The three officers preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 on December 8.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 7

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07.htm

All press releases Dec 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024122e/es2202024122248.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 March 2021

Dec 8

TOPLINE
– 78 new cases (71 local + 7 imported)
– Quarantine order for entire 5/F of Block 8, Kwai Shing West Estate
–  24-hour cargo clearance at Shenzhen Bay Control Point from Dec 10

CHP investigates 78 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700628.htm
– 78 new cases  (71 local + 7 imported)
– Total now 6,976 (6,975 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 112 deaths
– 5,626 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 78 (71); 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 22 – Dec 5)
Total cases: 1,269; local cases: 1164; unknown source: 282

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 6)
27.7

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 6976 cases of COVID-19, including 6975 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5626 were discharged and 112 were fatal cases, and 1208 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700421.htm

CHP follows up on COVID-19 confirmed cases at Block 8, Kwai Shing West Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700896.htm
By distributing specimen bottles to the residents at Block 8 for the deep throat saliva test, the CHP has identified three more confirmed cases which involved three different household units on 5/F. As 15 cases involving eight units have been reported on 5/F at Block 8, KSWE, epidemiological investigations revealed that outbreaks have occurred on the floor concerned. The CHP considered that all residents of 5/F have the risk of infecting and spreading the virus and hence all remaining residents of 5/F have been defined as close contacts. They will be issued quarantine orders and be transferred to quarantine centre so as to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus.

New mobile specimen collection station set up in Kwai Shing West Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700443.htm
The Government is very concerned about a number of COVID-19 confirmed cases reported at Block 8 of Kwai Shing West Estate recently. From December 7, the Government has arranged the testing agency, BGI, to set up a mobile specimen collection station at the Kwai Shing Community Hall. Operating hours will be daily from 10am to 8pm. Tentatively, the mobile specimen collection station will operate until December 9 (Wednesday).

CFS takes precautions to minimise risk of virus transmission through frozen food
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700843.htm
​The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said that as at December 6, the FEHD has arranged voluntary free COVID-19 testing services for 1,800 staff members of licensed cold stores and the CFS has taken over 400 samples of different frozen food or their packaging from different areas for testing of the COVID-19 virus, with all the test results negative.

Prince of Wales Hospital announces a student of its School of Midwifery confirmed with COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700729.htm
A student of the School of Midwifery informed the School on December 6 that her mother was confirmed to have been infected by COVID-19. The student was arranged to undergo deep throat saliva test on the same day and the test result was positive. She is currently receiving treatment under isolation at the hospital and is in stable condition. The Hospital Infection Control Team has conducted contact tracing and confirmed that the student last attended lesson on December 4.

Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals announces a patient preliminarily confirmed positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700763.htm
A 72-year-old female was admitted to a surgical ward of Ruttonee Hospital on December 6 for CT Scan. The hospital arranged COVID-19 admission screening for her and the test result was preliminarily positive. The patient was transferred to isolation ward immediately and she is currently in stable condition.

Security guard employed by Housing Department contractor at Kwai Luen Estate tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700323.htm
The security guard normally works on the night shift and is responsible for patrolling the public area of Luen Yuet House and Luen Yat House. He last performed duties on December 4.

DH’s outsourced cleaning staff member of Dental Services preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700678.htm
The staff member works in the Dental Service Administration Office at 7/F, MacLehose Dental Centre in Wan Chai, and is responsible for back office cleaning services. She does not have contact with members of the public during her daily work. The staff member is the close contact of a confirmed case, and last performed her duties on December 4.

Shenzhen Bay Control Point to provide round-the-clock cargo clearance service
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07/P2020120700407.htm
The Shenzhen Bay Control Point (SBCP) will provide round-the-clock cargo clearance service starting from 0.00am on December 10, 2020. After extending the cargo clearance operating hours, both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen governments will continue to stringently carry out quarantine measures for cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. The SBCP’s original operating hours were from 6.30am to 0.00am daily. Due to the epidemic development, the operating hours of passenger clearance have been adjusted to 10am to 8pm daily from April 3 this year while that of cargo clearance remained unchanged (from 6.30am to 0.00am daily).

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 7

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/07.htm

All press releases Dec 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024118e/es2202024118235.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Dec 7

TOPLINE
– 95 new cases (87 local + 8 imported)
– Test kit vending machines set up in 10 MTR stations
– Online sports training programme to launch in January

CHP investigates 95 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120600730.htm
– 95 new cases  (87 local + 8 imported)
– Total now 6,898 (6,897 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 112 deaths
– 5,567 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 95 (87); 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 22 – Dec 5)
Total cases: 1,242; local cases: 1138; unknown source: 260

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 6)
24.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 6898 cases of COVID-19, including 6897 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5567 were discharged and 112 were fatal cases, and 1189 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120600460.htm

CE visits community testing centres in various districts
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120600780.htm
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited four community testing centres in Quarry Bay, Yau Tong, Tseung Kwan O and Tuen Mun on December 6 afternoon to learn more about their operation and the situation of members of the public undergoing tests there.

Vending machines set up at 10 MTR stations for public to collect COVID-19 specimen collection packs
https://www.mtr.com.hk/archive/corporate/en/press_release/PR20080E_Media.pdf
Following communication with relevant government departments, 10 stations across the MTR network have been identified, namely Ngau Tau Kok, Kwai Fong, North Point, Tiu Keng Leng, Wong Chuk Hang, Tai Wai, Tai Po Market, Siu Hong, Kowloon and Tsing Yi stations. About 10,000 specimen collection packs supplied by a government contractor per day will be, in general, evenly distributed to the vending machines located in the unpaid area of these stations.
Government to arrange COVID-19 testing for residents living at Block 8 of Kwai Shing West Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120600816.htm
The Government is very concerned about a number of COVID-19 confirmed cases at Block 8 of Kwai Shing West Estate recently. The Housing Department has arranged deep cleansing for the common area of the whole building and is assisting the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health to distribute specimen bottles to the residents at Block 8 for the deep throat saliva test. The residents should return the specimen bottles to the collection point in the lobby of Block 8 before 11am on December 7.

Kowloon Centre Cluster announces an incident on patient specimens handling
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120600708.htm
Robert Black General Out-patient Clinic (RB GOPC) collected deep throat saliva specimen for testing of COVID-19 from 26 patients on December 1, which were scheduled to be sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital laboratory for testing. According to usual practice, the specimens should be placed in a designated collection box to send to the laboratory. However, three specimens were mistakenly placed in the backup collection box by clinic staff and had not been sent out.

Four staff members of CHP preliminarily test positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120600815.htm
Three staff members from its home quarantine taskforce and one staff member from its Port Health Division (PHD) have preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The three staff members deployed to the home quarantine taskforce include a Senior Ambulanceman working part-time at the taskforce and two full-time post retirement Senior Ambulancemen. All work on the fourth floor of CHP Building and are responsible for answering calls and enquiries from persons under home quarantine and hotel quarantine. They do not have contact with members of the public during their daily work at the taskforce. The staff member of PHD works at the control point at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port and is responsible for providing assistance to inbound travellers to complete electronic health declaration. She is the close contact of a confirmed case.

Police officer tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120600356.htm
A 54-year-old male police officer posted to the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). He felt unwell on December 3 and sought medical treatment at a clinic. He tested positive for COVID-19 on December 6.

Police Sergeant tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120600770.htm
A 48-year-old male Sergeant posted to RCCC NT tested positive for COVID-19 on December 6. He had no travel history in the past 14 days, and his day-to-day work does not involve any contact with members of the public. He last attended work on December 5.

United Christian Hospital announces patient confirmed positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120600644.htm
A 75-year-old male attended UCH Accident and Emergency Department (AED) last Friday night around 11pm (December 4) due to fever and cough. He was admitted to Medical at Night – Emergency Ward and was transferred to Medicine and Geriatrics Ward on Saturday morning. The hospital arranged COVID-19 test for him and the test result was positive.

LCSD launches new “Online Interactive Sports Training Programmes”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06/P2020120100506.htm
​The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will launch the new “Online Interactive Sports Training Programmes” in January 2021 for coaches and members of the public to undergo interactive sports training through an online platform simultaneously. The programme  offers eight types of courses suitable for people of all ages, covering aerobic dance, fitness exercise, body-mind stretch, parent-child fitness, tai chi, fitness exercise for children, fitness yoga and hip hop dance.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 6

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/06.htm

All press releases Dec 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024118e/es2202024118235.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Dec 6

TOPLINE
– 101 new cases (92 local + 9 imported)
– Compulsory testing scheme for taxi drivers

CHP investigates 101 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/05/P2020120500673.htm
– 101 new cases  (92 local + 9 imported)
– Total now 6,803 (6,802 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 112 deaths
– 5,511 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 101 (92); 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 21 – Dec 4)
Total cases: 1,184; local cases: 1082; unknown source: 241

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 4)
23.4

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 6803 cases of COVID-19, including 6802 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5511 were discharged and 112 were fatal cases, and 1150 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/05/P2020120500619.htm

One-off compulsory testing scheme for taxi drivers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/05/P2020120500481.htm
The Transport Department (TD) will launch the one-off compulsory testing scheme for taxi drivers starting from December 9, 2020. A total of 13 Dedicated Testing Centres will provide service for two weeks until December 22. The Government appeals to taxi drivers to participate in the testing as early as possible to safeguard their health and minimise the risk of community transmission.

Pok Oi Hospital announces two patients test preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/05/P2020120500761.htm
A 79-year-old male patient with underlying disease was sent to POH by ambulance at noon on December 4 for dizziness. He was transferred to an isolation room with negative pressure of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The patient took the viral test for COVID-19 and preliminary tested positive. His 74-year-old wife who accompanied him to the hospital also reported feeling unwell and she was admitted to a surveillance ward. She also tested preliminarily positive to the virus and her condition deteriorated in the evening. Both patients are hospitalized in the ICU of Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) with critical conditions.

LCSD library staff tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/05/P2020120500479.htm
The library staff concerned worked on 9/F, Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building in Yau Tsim Mong District and performed support duties without contact with members of the public at work. She last performed duties on December 1. She had been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case, and was notified yesterday (December 4) that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 5

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/05.htm

All press releases Dec 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024118e/es2202024118235.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Dec 5

TOPLINE
– 112 new cases (100 local + 12 imported)
– Fines increased to $5,000 for breaches of public gathering, mask wearing and compulsory testing laws
– More testing centres to open

CHP investigates 112 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400699.htm
– 112 new cases  (100 local + 12 imported)
– Total now 6,702 (6,701 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 112 deaths
– 5,465 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 112 (100); 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 20 – Dec 3)
Total cases: 1,098; local cases: 1003; unknown source: 213

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 3)
22.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400441.htm

Government to raise penalties for offences against relevant Regulations under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400674.htm
Faced with the epidemic surge, apart from tightening various infection control measures, it is imperative to increase the relevant penalties in order to create the necessary deterrence effect and ensure strict compliance with relevant requirements.

From December 11:
– $5,000 fine (fixed penalty) for breach of group gathering law (currently $2,000)
– $5,000 fine (fixed penalty) for breach of mask-wearing law (currently $2,000)
– $5,000 fine (fixed penalty) for breach of compulsory testing direction (currently $2,000)
– $10,000 fine for breach of law on mask-wearing on public transport (currently $5,000)

Five additional community testing centres to commence service next week
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400880.htm
The five new community testing centres will be located at Leighton Hill Community Hall in Wan Chai, Morse Park Sports Centre in Wong Tai Sin, Pak Tin Community Hall in Sham Shui Po, Tai Wo Sports Centre in Tai Po and Wai Tsuen Sports Centre in Tsuen Wan.

Two Temporary Testing Centres dedicated for residential care home staff set up
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400190.htm
The Social Welfare Department on December 4 announced that two Temporary Testing Centres will be set up at Wan Chai and Wong Chuk Hang for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes to make it more convenient for them to undergo polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid tests for COVID-19.

New mobile specimen collection station to be set up in Tung Chung and service dates of Kowloon City and Sai Kung stations to be adjusted  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400893.htm
From December 6, the Government will arrange for the testing agency (BGI) to set up a mobile specimen collection station at the 7-a-side Hard-surfaced Soccer Pitch, Tung Chung North Park. Operating hours will be daily from 10am to 8pm. Tentatively, the mobile specimen collection station will operate until December 19. In addition, the Government will extend the services of the mobile specimen collection station in Kai Tak Community Hall, Kowloon City until December 9, while the mobile specimen collection station set up at the Carpark of the Sai Kung Jockey Club Town Hall, 8 Chan Man Street, Sai Kung will cease operation after December 5.

Residential care home staff may choose to undergo tests at mobile specimen collection stations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400598.htm
The Social Welfare Department said that staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes may choose to undergo polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 at the mobile specimen collection stations set up by the Government in various districts. Persons who are subject to compulsory testing and undergo testing at the mobile specimen collection stations will be deemed to have undergone a test at a community testing centre.

Queen Mary Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400579.htm
A 38-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 6272) passed away on December 3 night. The patient with chronic diseases was admitted to the isolation ward of QMH on November 27 directly from the quarantine centre due to shortness of breath and coughing. He was in serious condition upon admission. He subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and influenza A virus. His condition continued to deteriorate since November 28.

Pok Oi Hospital announces patient tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400630.htm
A 76-year-old male patient was admitted through the Accident and Emergency Department to an Emergency Medicine Ward (EMW) of POH due to underlying diseases in the early hours of Dec 3 morning. He was arranged to take the viral test for COVID-19 and the preliminary result available in the afternoon was positive.

Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital announces patient tests preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400710.htm
A 53-year-old patient of a female medical ward at HKBH tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19 on December 4. A nursing staff in the same ward tested positive to COVID-19 on December 1. The patient concerned was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for isolation treatment on December 2.

Hong Kong Customs staff canteen worker preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400800.htm
A female cashier of the staff canteen at the Customs Headquarters Building has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The cashier last performed duties on December 1. She then felt unwell and visited a hospital on December 3.

Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400629.htm
The case involved a domestic short-hair cat that lived in Tung Chung. As the owner was a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, the cat was sent to the AFCD for quarantine on December 1. Samples collected from the cat by the department tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. However, the cat currently has not shown any symptoms related to COVID-19.

Labour Department reminds foreign domestic helpers and employers of tightening of social distancing measures by the Government
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04/P2020120400708.htm
The Government has amended the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) to prohibit group gatherings of more than two persons in public places. A person who participates in a prohibited group gathering may be charged a fixed penalty, the amount of which will be raised to $5,000 starting from December 11.

HKTB announcement on major events
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/12-Mega-events-arrangement-E.pdf
– Winterfest to offer virtual tours of “Christmas Town”
– New Year’s fireworks cancelled
– CNY Night Parade cancelled

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 4

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/04.htm

All press releases Dec 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024118e/es2202024118235.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Dec 4

TOPLINE
–  90 new cases (79 local + 11 imported)
– Mobile testing station set up in Wong Tai Sin

CHP investigates 90 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/03/P2020120300868.htm
– 90 new cases  (79 local + 11 imported)
– Total now 6,590 (6,589 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 111 deaths
– 5,423 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 90 (79); 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 19 – Dec 2)
Total cases: 1,020; local cases: 927; unknown source: 183

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 3)
20

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 6590 cases of COVID-19, including 6589 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5423 were discharged and 110 were fatal cases, and 1027 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/03/P2020120300399.htm

Mobile specimen collection station to be set up in Wong Tai Sin
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/03/P2020120300816.htm
From December 4, the Government will arrange for the testing agency (Hong Kong Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Centre Limited) to set up a mobile specimen collection station at Wong Tai Sin Square. Operating hours will be daily from 10am to 8pm. Tentatively, the mobile specimen collection station will operate until December 10 (Thursday).

CHP announces incident concerning contamination of virus testing by contract laboratory
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/03/P2020120300716.htm
The Public Health Laboratory Services Branch under the CHP was notified on December 2) night by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) that its laboratory, which was providing testing services on COVID-19 for the CHP, when conducting a COVID-19 test of 19 deep throat saliva samples, the reagent was suspected to have been contaminated during the handling procedure. To ensure that the testing result is accurate and as a precautionary measure, the CUHK has terminated the testing of the 19 samples immediately.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passed away  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/03/P2020120300839.htm
The 82-year-old female patient (case number: 6447) with chronic illness was admitted to QEH Intensive Care Unit on December 1 due to fever, pneumonia and septic shock.

Princess Margaret Hospital announces inpatient confirmed preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/03/P2020120300383.htm
An 82-year-old female patient with chronic disease was admitted to an isolation ward of the Infectious Disease Centre in PMH on November 14 due to discomfort with sputum retention.

A female police communications officer preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/03/P2020120300884.htm
A 37-year-old female police communications officer who is posted to the Regional Command and Control Centre New Territories was preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). She felt unwell on Tuesday (December 1) and sought medical treatment at a clinic. She preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 on December 3.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 3

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/03.htm

All press releases Dec 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024118e/es2202024118235.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Dec 3

TOPLINE
– 103 new cases (97 local +  6 imported)
– 500-bed community treatment facility opens at AsiaWorld-Expo

CHP investigates 103 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200863.htm
– 103new cases  (97 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 6,500 (6,499 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 110 deaths
– 5,394 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 103 (97);  82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 18 – Dec 1)
Total cases: 926; local cases: 833; unknown source: 169

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 2)
17.3

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 6500 cases of COVID-19, including 6499 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5394 were discharged and 110 were fatal cases, and 966 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200665.htm

Hospital Authority expands capacity of Community Treatment Facility to accommodate more patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200460.htm
The Hospital Authority (HA) announced on December 2 that the Community Treatment Facility in Halls 8 and 10 of AsiaWorld-Expo will commence operation on December 3 to provide around an additional 500 beds, amid the more serious COVID-19 epidemic situation and surging number of confirmed patients. The HA spokesperson pointed out that public hospitals need to admit hundreds of patients who are either preliminarily confirmed or confirmed every day. HA has to augment the isolation capacity by expanding the Community Treatment Facility to receive patients who are in relatively stable condition and who can take care of themselves independently.

Government’s response on mandatory quarantine arrangements for close contacts of COVID-19 confirmed cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200607.htm
On rumours circulating on the Internet that the family member of a confirmed case does not need to undergo mandatory quarantine at a quarantine centre, the DH stressed that under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap. 599), the Government is empowered to issue quarantine orders to put close contacts of confirmed cases under mandatory quarantine at quarantine centres, and people who fail to comply could be fined and imprisoned.

QEH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200535.htm
The 73-year-old female patient (case number: 5110) with chronic illness was admitted to QEH Intensive Care Unit on October 2 due to fever, vomiting and diarrhea. She later tested positive for COVID-19.

United Christian Hospital announces a staff confirmed COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120100815.htm
An occupational therapist of the United Christian Hospital hds onset of mild sore throat since November 24 and sought medical treatment from private doctors twice. COVID-19 deep throat saliva test was arranged by a private doctor on November 29 and the test result was positive for COVID on December 1 night.

United Christian Hospital announces two patients confirmed COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120100815.htm
A 52-year-old female patient attended UCH Accident and Emergency Department (AED) on November 30 morning due to mild fever and cough; and, a 77-year-old female patient admitted to an isolation cubicle in surgical ward around 11pm on December 1 due to dysuria and fever.

Assistant Clerical Officer of CEDB preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200410.htm
The Assistant Clerical Officer is responsible for providing supporting services on the 22nd floor of the West Wing of the Central Government Offices in Tamar and does not have contact with members of the public in her daily work. She is the close contact of a positive case. She last performed her duties on December 1.

LegCo Q&A

LCQ1: Supporting the unemployed and underemployed
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200329.htm

LCQ3: Coronavirus Disease 2019 vaccines
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200462.htm

LCQ6: Relief measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200481.htm

LCQ7: Measures for supporting tourism industry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02/P2020120200413.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 2

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/02.htm

All press releases Dec 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024118e/es2202024118235.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Dec 2

TOPLINE
– 82 new cases (72 local + 10 imported)
– Group gathering limits of 2
– Limit of 20 people for shareholder meetings, weddings
– Group gathering exemptions removed for religious activities, tours
– ExCo signals higher fixed penalties for breaches on mask wearing, compulsory tests
– Air Travel Bubble with Singapore deferred beyond 2020
– Retails sales in Oct down 8.8% y-o-y

CHP investigates  additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100907.htm
– 82 new cases  (72 local + 10 imported)
– Total now 6,397 (6,396 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 109 deaths
– 5,361 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 82 (72); 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 18 – 30)
Total cases: 848; local cases: 762; unknown source: 152

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Dec 1)
17.3

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 6397 cases of COVID-19, including 6396 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5361 were discharged and 109 were fatal cases, and 897 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100460.htm

Tightening group gathering and raising penalties amid COVID-19 surge
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100979.htm
From Dec 2
– Group gathering limits of 2
– Limit of 20 people for shareholder meetings, weddings
– Group gathering exemptions removed for religious activities, tours
– ExCo signals higher fixed penalties for breaches on mask wearing, compulsory tests

Government gazettes compulsory testing notice
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100972.htm
The Government has exercised the power under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) and published in the Gazette a compulsory testing notice, which requires any person who had been present at three specified premises during the period from November 15 to December 1 to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test by December 4.

Mobile specimen collection station to be set up in Kowloon City
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100338.htm
From December 1, the Government will arrange for the testing agency (Hong Kong Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Centre Limited) to set up a mobile specimen collection station in Kai Tak Community Hall, Kowloon City. Operating hours will be as follows: December 1, 2020 (Tuesday), from 2pm to 8pm, and thereafter daily from 10am to 8pm. Tentatively, the mobile specimen collection station will operate until December 4, 2020 (Friday).

Staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes required to undergo compulsory testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100196.htm
Persons employed by and will be on duty at residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs), nursing homes and day service units attached to the premises of residential care homes or will provide services to residents or users through hire-of-service contracts with residential care homes and the aforementioned units between December 15 and 21 (including full-time, part-time and relief staff) must undergo polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 between December 1 and 14 according to the requirements and procedures specified in the notice. The sample must not be taken by the person himself/herself. The above measure aims to safeguard the health of residents and staff members of these premises.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100739.htm
A 76-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for seven days by the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts on December 1 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) (the Regulation).

Inaugural flights under HK-Singapore Air Travel Bubble deferred to beyond 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100449.htm
The Governments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Singapore have decided to defer the commencement of the Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble (ATB) to beyond 2020 and will review the arrangement for 2021 towards late December.

Provisional statistics of retail sales for October 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100319.htm
The value of total retail sales in October 2020, provisionally estimated at $27.4 billion, decreased by 8.8% compared with the same month in 2019. For the first 10 months of 2020 taken together, it was provisionally estimated that the value of total retail sales decreased by 27.0% compared with the same period in 2019.

Media partnership – Economist.com

The Smartest Link in the Chain: How Hong Kong embraces smart logistics
The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a major shock to already overextended and fragile supply chains around the world. But with its unique strengths, Hong Kong looks set to bounce back in recovery as an even more resilient logistics hub regionally and globally.
https://asiahubhk.economist.com/

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Dec 1

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01.htm

All press releases Dec 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024107e/es2202024107223.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Dec 1

TOPLINE
– 76 new cases (68 local + 8 imported)
– Romania added as high-risk place

From December 2 until December 15
– Work-from-home for civil servants
– Restaurants to close at 10pm; 2-person limit per table; 50% capacity limit
– Wide range of venues to close (cinemas, theme parks, museums, amusement game centres, karaoke rooms, mah jong premises, swimming pools)

CHP investigates 76 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/30/P2020113000829.htm
– 76 new cases  (68 local + 8 imported)
– Total now 6,315 (6,314 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 109 deaths
– 5,344 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 76 (68); 115 (109); 84 (81); 92 (89); 81 (75); 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 16 – 29)
Total cases: 780; local cases: 694; unknown source: 143

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Nov 30)
16

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 6315 cases of COVID-19, including 6314 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5344 were discharged and 109 were fatal cases, and 832 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/30/P2020113000544.htm

Government further tightens social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020120100068.htm
From Dec 2 – 15
– Restaurants to close at 10pm; 2-person limit per table; 50% capacity limit
– Amusement game centres, places of amusement, places of public entertainment (museums, cinemas, theme parks), karaoke establishments, mahjong – tin kau premises, swimming pools must close.
– Bars, pubs, bath-houses, clubs or nightclubs, party rooms continue to be closed
– Mask wearing remains compulsory in public

Specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation to be gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/30/P2020113000821.htm
– Romania added as high-risk place from Dec 7

Special work arrangements for government employees
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/30/P2020113000552.htm
Save for those involved in the provision of emergency services and essential public services, all other government employees will be arranged to work from home from December 2 for two weeks until December 15. The Government will closely monitor the epidemic situation and review the arrangements before December 15.

Transcript of remarks of press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/30/P2020113000901.htm
?We are now closing almost everything except the restaurants because they are meeting the daily needs of the people. We are allowing a little bit of gym activities because people need this sort of thing to keep themselves healthy, whether it is physically or mentally. If I may just make a plea, it’s very easy for an observer to say after the event that you should have done this earlier. If you are in the midst of the pandemic, you have to assess the situation and you have to introduce measures based on science and effectiveness, and of course the ability to undertake those measures.” – CE Carrie Lam

FEHD reminds catering business operators and public again to continue complying with anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/30/P2020113000776.htm
The spokesman stressed that the FEHD will continue to step up inspections and take enforcement actions against offenders, to ensure that persons responsible for carrying on catering businesses and scheduled premises and the public strictly comply with relevant regulations so as to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital announces a preliminary positive case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/30/P2020113000800.htm
A 69-year-old male patient attended Accident & Emergency Department (A&E) on November 29 afternoon with fever and pneumonia symptoms… The patient was subsequently transferred to the isolation ward for further treatment and specimen was collected for COVID-19 test. In the early hours of Nov 30, it was learnt he had preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 29

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/29.htm

All press releases Nov 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024107e/es2202024107223.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Coronavirus advice for travel

As the virus continues to have a global impact, the countries around the world have established travel advisories.

Home Quarantine for Inbound Travellers:  Frequently Asked Questions 

HK International Airport: Travel restrictions at Hong Kong International Airport

Swiss International Airlines: WeCare – so you and your travelers can fly worry-free options

International Air Transport Association: Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Regulations Map

Hong Kong Tourism Board: HKTB Announces Visitor Arrivals for April (May 15)

Travel advisories and airline/cruise situation: Global Travel Restrictions (Dec14)

Useful information can be found under the following links

Please find below some links which we believe will be useful for you and your organization:

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Together, We Fight The Virus!

Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong: Current outbreaks and epidemics – New coronavirus

World Health Organization: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

HK Department of Health:  Countries/areas with reported cases of Coronavirus Disease-2019
(COVID-19)

 

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